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Wyke Farms Ltd is a family run company based in the heart of the Somerset cheddar-making region.  The art of traditional cheese making will never be lost on the Somerset farm where the Clothier family have been making cheddar in Somerset since 1861.Today, Wyke Farms is one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 13000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning 150-year-old recipe.

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  • Wyke Farms is one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of cheddar per year to the same award winning recipe.
  • Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain.
  • The Wyke Farms brand is the 4th largest brand in the Cheddar category and the only independent company in the top 10 cheese brands with retail sales of over £60 million.
  • Wyke remains a truly traditional family business. Ivy’s grandsons Richard and Tom now run the cheese making operations with their father John, whilst her other two Grandsons David and Roger run the family dairy farming operations. The four grandchildren share Ivy’s passion for cheese making where flavour, texture and taste are paramount. They believe that this attention to detail is the reason that their cheese has won more awards at national cheese shows than any other.

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09 May 2016

Wyke Farms becomes first dairy in UK to achieve triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste

Somerset-based Wyke Farms save 22 million kilos of CO2 and gains Carbon Trust certification

Bruton, Somerset, 9th May 2016 – Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, today announce they have achieved triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for improving environmental performance in carbon emissions, water use and waste. Wyke Farms are the first dairy firm in the UK to hold all three certifications at the same time.

Already known for becoming the UK’s first dairy company to become 100% self sufficient in green energy, the Carbon Trust award gives Wyke Farms further differentiation within their category. Rich Clothier, third generation family member and Managing Director comments,  “to achieve the Carbon Trust triple standard is fantastic recognition for the hard work put in by the team at Wyke and provides further endorsement that we are working across a number of areas to make our business provide a net positive impact. I believe that it should be the ambition of all businesses that the natural world and society should be better off with industry than without it”.

The company’s long-term sustainability plan, called ‘100% Green’ was launched in 2013, the four pillars of which are:

  • green farming & ecology;
  • waste;
  • water; and
  • carbon emissions

Since the plan was launched the company have achieved praise from the Prime Minister and won over 25 awards in recognition for the groundbreaking work in sustainability being carried out.

The Carbon Trust Standard is a world-recognised independent certification of an organisation’s achievements in taking action on environmental impacts and tackling climate change. To achieve the triple certification Wyke Farms were able to demonstrate reductions in CO2 emissions, water use and total waste output. A qualitative assessment also looked at the systems put in place under the 100% Green framework, which found that the company’s environmental management processes were sufficiently strong to meet the requirements of the Standard.

Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, said, “Wyke Farms has been at the forefront of sustainability in farming and dairy for many years. Becoming the first UK dairy company to achieve the Carbon Trust Standards for carbon, water and waste underlines the company’s commitment to the environment. The challenges of the dairy industry have been widely publicised in recent years, but Wyke Farms’ has demonstrated how business performance and environmental management can be combined to create a more sustainable business model.

“Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century and has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in Britain selling over 14,000 tonnes annually.Wyke Farms have 150 years of family farming experience. Wyke Farms’ cheese and butter is made with the milk from their cows grazing the lush pastures of the Mendip Hills in the centre of the Cheddar making region in Somerset. The Wyke Farms products are available nationwide and can be found in Asda, Co-op, Makro, Sainsbury’s Tesco and Waitrose 

 

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