Musgrave has announced that it has been named as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, for the 2023-24 period.
Musgrave was the first retailer to be named an SDG Champion in 2019, when the programme first began, due to its ‘ongoing commitment to operating as a sustainable business and one of the first companies globally to align the SDGs to its day-to-day business activities’.
Musgrave noted that its sustainability strategy is about protecting the planet and benefitting communities.
According to the food retail, wholesale and foodservice company, this vision has three pillars: caring for our planet, creating vibrant communities, and sourcing for good.
The three pillars are all about ‘reducing emissions to reach net-zero carbon by 2040’.
This includes working with its retail partners to make every community a sustainable one, and working with suppliers to provide consumers with more sustainable shopping choices.
Speaking about the announcement, Owen Keogh, head of sustainability, Musgrave, said, “At Musgrave, we are committed to creating vibrant, sustainable communities that leave a positive and lasting impact for generations to come.
“In 2019, it was a huge honour for Musgrave to be the first retailer in Ireland appointed to be a Sustainable Development Goal Champion, and we are delighted to be reappointed this year.”
Keogh noted that, over the next 12 months, the company will be working with other SDG Champions to collectively tackle global challenges, including climate change, poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation.
“As a family business steeped in local communities, Musgrave is focused on protecting the planet and benefitting our communities,” he added.
“We look forward to working closely with our retail partners, suppliers, colleagues and local communities to build sustainable places to work and live.”
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