Approved until 31 May 2023
Since the commissioning of its first dairy and ingredients plant in Listowel, Ireland,
50 years ago in 1972, Kerry has grown to become the industry's leading provider of
sustainable nutrition solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets.
Kerry innovates with customers to create great tasting products, with improved
nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet.
leading consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,100+ food scientists and extensive
global footprint enable Kerry to solve its customers complex challenges with
differentiated solutions. Kerry employs over 22,000 people globally and its presence
extends across 152 manufacturing facilities in 36 countries.
Spotlight Target Area: Waste
Kerry's roots are in sustainable development, with the founding objective of building
a more viable future for farmers in southwest Ireland. That dedication to economic
progress, coupled with the demands of more prominent stakeholders, is still reflected
in its vision and mission. Kerry is a founder member of the Origin Green initiative, and
its Origin Green plan is a critical component of the company's current sustainability
strategy, 'Beyond the Horizon'.
Kerry works towards the United Nations Development Goals, including goal 12.3
of halving food waste by 2030. Within its Origin Green plan, Kerry aims to reduce
food waste by 24% by 2024.
Throughout 2021, significant progress is evident under
this target area. Food waste generated was reduced by 88% over 2020 levels, an
outstanding achievement. The company measure and report its food waste in line
with the Food Loss and Waste Protocol, which was created in collaboration with the
World Resources Institute. The Food Loss & Waste Protocol (FLW Protocol) is a multistakeholder initiative that tackles the difficulties in regularly monitoring and reporting
on food loss and waste.