Beef giant ABP Food Group have achieved a triple certification from the Carbon Trust - for water, carbon and waste reduction initiatives. It is one of only five companies to date to have received all three Carbon Trust awards.
The achievement follows the introduction in 2010 of ABP's 'Doing More With Less' programme, which set out goals to reduce water, energy and waste from its plants by 2015.
It achieved a 'zero landfill' target two years ahead of schedule, in 2013.
“ABP has demonstrated year on year progress towards the challenging targets we have set ourselves to reduce the environmental footprint of our business,” said John Durkan, ABP sustainability and environmental manager. “I am delighted that these efforts have been recognised and certified by a globally recognised body like the Carbon Trust.
“ABP is at the forefront of Irish businesses demonstrating that sustainability and success can go hand in hand.”