FOYLE Food Group head office, based in Omagh, County Tyrone, which employees 1,350 people across GB, Northern Ireland and RoI, has just released its first GRI Sustainability report.
This document is an accumulation of the work that the company has been doing over the past 12 months since launching its new Sustainability Strategy ‘Shaping Our Future.’
The document is underpinned by the company’s recent approval of the Science Based Targets (SBTi).
The SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with the aim to drive ambitious climate action by setting emission reduction targets.
Terry Acheson, CEO, said: “This is our first sustainability report and we are delighted to publish in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.
“As the most reputable global standard for sustainability reporting, we are starting as we mean to go on by embracing the need for transparency in our operations and using a recognisable, comparable framework to aid our efforts.”
The sustainability report shares progress across the priority areas where Foyle Food Group believes that it can make the most meaningful impact under pasture, product, planet and people.
The business has made significant progress in recent years, already achieving a carbon emissions reduction of absolute scope 1 & 2 of 14 per cent from 2015 to 2020 and has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from Foyle operations (scopes 1 & 2) are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well below two degrees C.
n The report is available to download on the company’s recently launched website www.foylefoogroup.com