ABP Food Group

Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background


ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading agri-business companies employing more than 10,000 people, across 46 processing sites in eight countries. Some 35,000 farmers supply ABP including 13,023 in the Republic of Ireland.

ABP is Ireland’s largest processor and exporter of grass-fed beef sourced from Irish farmers, producing animals reared on Ireland’s green pastures. The company is a founding member of Origin Green and is recognised globally for supplying high-quality Ultra-Tender beef for the retail, food service and manufacturing sectors throughout Europe, USA, Africa and Asia. More than 200 Michelin starred restaurants serve ABP Beef as key elements of their menus. All beef supplied by ABP are DNA traceable to their farm of origin.

Sustainability is a key driver in our business. Our sustainability programme extends from the farm to the factory and beyond. Our targets are based on the United Nations Global Sustainable Goals and are against a base year of 2008.

To find out about the ABP sustainability story please see here: www.abpsustainabilitystory.com

Key Sustainability Commitments

ABP has pledged to achieve the following goals with specific KPIs by 2020:

  • Reduce our carbon footprint by 30%
  • Zero waste to landfill across the ABP Group
  • Reduce our water consumption by 50%
  • Reduce our energy consumption by 30%
  • Reduce our electricity usage by 40%

Awards & Accreditations

In 2017 ABP Food Group became the first company globally to receive quadruple certification from the Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust standard is the world’s leading independent certification of an organisations impact on the environment, verifying action on energy use, CO2 emissions, water use and waste output. The Carbon Trust have been working with ABP for over 6 years.

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