Going ‘Green’: ABP scoops sustainability award on the double

ABP was a double winner at the recent annual Green Awards, which took place on Tuesday, February 20, in Dublin.

The company was given the accolade of Green Large Organisation of the Year and also picked up the Sustainable Water Achievement Award.

These awards were presented in recognition of efforts regarding sustainable practices and environmental initiatives.

Sustainability is a key priority right across ABP Food Group, according to a company spokesperson. In October 2017, the company was recognised for its performance in water management across all of its processing sites, at the annual Carbon Trust Sustainability Conference in London.

The Carbon Trust

In 2017, ABP Food Group became the first company globally to receive quadruple certification from the Carbon Trust for the third time.

The Carbon Trust standard is the world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s impact on the environment, and verifies operational implementation in the areas of energy consumption, CO2 emissions, water use and waste output.

The Carbon Trust has been working with ABP for over six years, according to the spokesperson, who added that the company “has striven towards excellence in its sustainability standards”.

John Durkan, sustainability manager at ABP Food Group, said: “Targets are one thing, results are another and these awards once again demonstrate the tangible impact of our sustainability initiatives across our supply chain.

At this time hundreds of innovative sustainability initiatives are taking place across all of our sites in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and it is great to be recognised for the work we are undertaking.

“Furthermore, the awards are testament to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues across the business in Ireland and internationally in striving for sustainable excellence,” Durkan said.

The Green Awards

Launched in 2008, the Green Awards recognise the 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.