Musgrave has today (18 September) been named as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton.
According to a statement, Musgrave was selected to become one of Ireland’s SDG Champions due to its ongoing commitment to operating as a sustainable business, and the notable achievements to date as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy.
"The Champions chosen here today will be beacons of best practice for the coming year," Minister Bruton said.
They will lead the way with practical examples for how we can all contribute.”
The food retail, wholesale and foodservice company said that it has has committed that 100% of its own-brand, in-store and fresh produce packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
Making A Difference
Important milestones towards this target have been the introduction of compostable produce bags for fruit and vegetable in-store at SuperValu, removing 2.7 million single use plastic bags from its supply chain and introducing compostable coffee cups and lids for Frank and Honest, the group highlighted.
“Sustainability is at the heart of Musgrave’s approach to business, so we are honoured that Minister Bruton has named Musgrave as one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal Champions," Chris Martin, CEO, Musgrave, added.
"As SDG Champion, we look forward to making a real difference to the public’s health and well-being by championing sustainable development and building better, sustainable communities across the island of Ireland.”
Musgrave was one of the first companies globally to integrate the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals into its day-to-day business activities as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy.
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