Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition
Nutricia Infant Nutrition has 2 production sites in Ireland, Macroom and Wexford and a head office in Dublin. Macroom was initially built as a milk procesing plant by Ballyclough in 1979. It became part of the Dairygold group in 1990. In 1995, it was purchased by Nutricia and converted into an Infant Nutrition Plant.
Nutricia was purchased by Danone in 2007. Nutricia Infant Nutrition Ltd. Is an Irish registered company, manufacturing consumer packs of Infant Milk Formula such as Aptamil, Cow & Gate, Nutrilon and Bebilon for the Irish, UK, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish markets. The site also produces Infant Milk Formula Base Powder for sister baby-food sites within the group.
Macroom site is a zero to landfill site. Danone Macroom has reduced its energy from 2500 KwhRS per net tonne in 2010 to 1610Kwhrs in 2017, waste in compactor reduced from 1.78Kg per net tonne in 2011 to 0.81Kgs in 2017, water usage was reduced from 13.5 m3 per net tonne in 2010 to 5.9m3 in 2017 and CO2 emissions from 365g per net tonne in 2016 to 258g in 2017. Further targets are in place to reduce resources.
Danone ELN provide ongoing sponsorship of local community groups and some main events held in Wexford / Macroom Towns. The company organises annual litter pick-up campaigns in the surrounding areas and hosts a community engagement programme for transition year students to experience laboratory work and supplies laboratory and safety equipment for local schools.
Danone ELN runs and promotes 2 educational campaigns: First 1000 Days campaign focuses on educating parents around the importance of nutrition in a baby's first 1000 days to 24 months and Toodlebox campaign which aims to help parents understand toddler food and nutrition and provide advice to parents on toddler issues.