The Red Tractor is a food assurance scheme which covers production standards developed by experts on safety, hygiene, animal welfare and the environment amongst other things.
We were the first brewer in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Red Tractor certification for all our beers. When you see the Red Tractor logo you can be sure local ingredients have been used to craft our beers. And we really mean local – the barley maltings can be seen from the top of the Greene King brewery. So, you’re not only enjoying a great beer but also doing your bit to support English farmers.
Carbon Trust Standard
We were also the first brewer and pub operator in the UK to achieve the coveted Carbon Trust Standard. The Carbon Trust Standard is the only independent award for companies that can verify they are cutting their carbon footprint and reducing their own direct impact on climate change year on year.
We know it makes good business sense and has huge environmental benefits to be smarter about the use of energy, which is why we've cut carbon dioxide emissions by 15,000 tonnes and introduced a 'Turn if Off' campaign to spread energy awareness amongst our employees.
We continue to make every effort to reduce our impact on the environment through a range of other initiatives, including lightweighting our bottles, adding nitrogen in the tyres of our dray lorries and increasing recycling in our offices.