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Approved until 31 May 2022



About the company

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland's dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland's largest purchaser of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,400 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 12 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe. The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients. Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua's consumer brands including Kerrygold, Ireland's only €1 billion food brand, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold Avantage, Forto, and BEO. Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.

Spotlight Target Area: Supplier Certification / Emissions
Ornua 2025, Growth for Good, is the ambitious growth plan that centres around
simplifying its business and focusing on areas that drive valuable and profitable
growth securing the long-term sustainability of the business. With growth, comes
responsibility, and to grow responsibly, Ornua is committed to caring for the
environment, its animals, and the communities it operates in. Since 2016, absolute
emissions in Ornua are down 25%. Since 2017, actual food waste as a % of total output
was reduced by 65%. Within the area of raw materials, 100% of the farms supplying to
Ornua Member Suppliers for the Kerrygold brand were SDAS approved against a target
of 100%, an increase from 96% in 2019. 100% suppliers of raw ingredients of butter
are SDAS approved and Origin Green members. All palm oil is RSPO-certified.

Case Study 2021