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Dawn Meats Wins IBEC Environment Award

Dawn Meats was awarded its fourth sustainability award in three weeks with the Process Award at the IBEC Environmental Awards 2013. The Process Award recognises Dawn Meats as a pioneer in the development and implementation of sustainable production solutions. 

Niall Browne, Chief Executive, Dawn Meats said, “For Dawn Meats the most satisfying part of a sustainability award is the underlying environmental solution that delivers efficiency and underpins our green credentials. We are now exporting to over forty countries where traceability and environmental sustainability are expected by our customers and by end consumers.”

The Waterford company’s aim was to reduce fossil fuel use by 80% at one of its major meat processing plants using superconducting heat recovery technology (originally conceived by NASA scientists) to produce hot water. The success of the project has allowed Dawn Meats to increase its corporate target for energy efficiency from 20% to 40%. Dawn Meats recently won sustainability awards including: SEAI Innovation, Origin Green Sustainability and Green Apple Environmental Award. 

© 2013 - Checkout Magazine by Genna Patterson

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