ABP, one of Europe’s leading agri-business companies, has been announced as the winner of The Green Food & Beverage Award at the Annual Green Awards held in Dublin last week.
This prestigious award recognises ABP’s commitment, innovation and action in evolving Irish food production toward sustainability, and acknowledges the company as a clear industry leader when it comes to sustainable practices and environmental initiatives.
Sustainability is a key priority for ABP. The company, with other agri-food companies, recently formed the Plastics Action Alliance. This is a first for the sector as the group aims to make plastic packaging in their respective supply chains more sustainable.
ABP was also the first company in Europe to achieve the full suite of Carbon Trust Standards, the world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s impact on the environment, for reductions in carbon, water, waste and carbon in the supply chain.
John Durkan, Group Sustainability Manager at ABP, said: “We are very proud to have collected the Green Food and Beverage Award at the innovative and progressive Green Awards.
“This recognition stands as a testament to the continual commitment to sustainable practices that ABP has undertaken.
“There are currently hundreds of innovative sustainability initiatives taking place across our company keeping us on track to reach our sustainability targets for 2020 that aim to reduce water consumption, electricity usage, energy consumption, carbon footprint and send zero waste to landfill.”
Launched in 2008, the Green Awards recognise the extraordinary contribution and commitment that companies now make towards growing a greener future in Irish business today.
The Green Awards is a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation in best green practice in Ireland.