Our site in Benington spans over 12 acres and we continuously work hard to enhance it to minimise our environmental impact and optimise biodiversity within our surrounding landscape. 


Here at TH Clements, farming and being at one with the land is in our blood. We are passionate about operating with the environment in mind and ensure to minimise our impact while supporting conservation, sustainable production and the protection of wildlife. 


We have been active members of LEAF since 2005. The LEAF scheme promotes environmental awareness between our staff and supply base. We also address our carbon footprint through regular carbon assessments, initiatives designed to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions and the adoption of energy efficient technology. What is more, waste is taken very seriously and responsible recycling is a procedure we follow wherever possible. 


Controlling water consumption is important for any organisation wishing to operate in an environmental responsible manner. We reduce our water usage by utilising rainwater harvesting technology. All vehicle washing and spraying is undertaken using only water that we have collected from our roof tops. Any excess recycled water is pumped into our thriving wildlife pond which is stocked with Carp, Roach, Rudd, Tench and Chub.

Our watercourses are also carefully managed. Drains and dykes are continuously monitored to maintain water quality and land drains are inspected and clean to provide a steady flow into local waterways and a healthy soil structure. 


As an environmentally responsible business, we understand the need to operate sustainably. We therefore employ sound environmental practises and proactive soil management policies while continuously seeking opportunities to enhance biodiversity on the land that we farm. 
In addition, we ensure that the use of artificial fertilisers, pesticides and other crop protection products are kept to a minimum and use strategic crop rotation to optimise the natural regeneration and fertility of our soil. 


Earth banks have been constructed around the sites perimeter and finished with a broad selection of native plants and trees. Spring wheat, sorghum, millet, canary seeds, sunflowers, buckwheat, quinoa and triticale have been introduced in small plots to provide cover and food for songbirds. 


Barn owls, Kestrels, Meadow Pipits, Corn Buntings, Shell Ducks, Mallards, Herons, and Cormorants are also regular visitors. Owl boxes have also been erected around our farm and we safeguard the grass margins around our fields. Varying from one to six metres wide, these provide essential natural habitats. In addition, we conscientiously manage our drains and ditches alongside the hedgerows that we have planted to support aquatic life, bird and insect diversification.