The milling industry has a very low environmental impact. The milling process produces almost no waste, so the main impacts come from the energy used during milling and transport. nabim reviews and reports on all environmental issues that impact on flour milling and ensures that members are adequately briefed. The industry continues to promote environmental good practice.
Flour millers are responsive to their local communities. For example, noise is sometimes a problem to people living nearby and mills take any complaints about noise seriously. In response to local communities, many mills have taken action to reduce the vehicle reversing alarms from sounding during the night (perhaps the most common complaint).
The industry will continue to assess its environmental record and how it might best reduce impacts and raise awareness on the environment.