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Dawn Meats Aims To Be Europe's Most Sustainable Meat Company

Dawn Meats plans on becoming Europe's most sustainable meat company, according to its recently published corporate social responsibility (CSR) 'Together, bigger steps, smaller footprint'.

The meat processor has announced targets to cut its carbon dioxide emissions (C02) by 50% and reduce water and energy use by 40% by 2025, reported Farmersjournal.ie

According to CEO Niall Browne added: “2025 is fast approaching and we will continue to keep a close eye on our targets to ensure that we meet and exceed them where possible.”

Sustainability across the wider business has been prioritised by Dawn Meats since it published its first sustainability plan in 2009.

Group head of the CSR report David O’Flynn commented: “At Dawn Meats, we recognise that doing the right thing will build a more robust business for the future which will benefit employees, customers and farmers.
“Our CSR strategy is aligned with the UN sustainable development goals and I am very excited about what we have committed to achieve and we will engage widely to deliver on these objectives.”

Dawn Meats was established in Co. Waterford, Ireland in 1980. It now has seven plants in Ireland, makes over €1 billion in annual revenue and works with 15,000 Irish farmers.

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