ABP has been awarded the overall sustainability award by Bord Bia.
The award recognises the company’s achievements in reaching its 2020 sustainability goals ahead of target and implementing a strategy that is closely aligned with the UN sustainability goals encompassing the entire supply chain from farms, to processing sites and consumers.
“It is extremely gratifying to be recognised for the work done by all of the employees across ABP in ensuring that sustainability is a key priority for the company and permeates all of our work," ABP group technical and sustainability director Dean Holroyd said.
"We will continue to strive to develop and execute new and innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact as we embark on introducing science-based targets to our business.”
Research carried out by ABP, in conjunction with Teagasc and the ICBF, found that it was possible to reduce emissions by up to 28% in the dairy beef herd.
Agriculture currently accounts for up to one third of Ireland’s emissions and emissions from the dairy herd in particular have been scrutinised by climate-conscious activists and members of the public.
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