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The Nestbox Egg Company

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2023



About the company

The Nest Box Egg Company is a packer and processor of a full range of free range, organic and colony eggs in shell, pasteurised, and boiled formats. Based outside of Castleblayney in Co. Monaghan, it operates from three sites and has been in existence since 1999. All eggs packed and processed by the company are Bord Bia Sustainable Egg Assurance Scheme (SEAS) approved and come from Republic of Ireland based family farms situated in Cavan, Monaghan, Meath, Louth and Longford. Known for its Golden Irish brand, the company supplies retail, foodservice and manufacturing companies with eggs and egg products throughout Ireland, U.K, the Middle East and Singapore. Owned by the Eivers and McGuiness families, it employs a total 70 people.

Spotlight Target Area: Packaging
Within The Nest Box Egg Company’s current sustainability plan (2018-2022), it
demonstrated exemplary performance in 2020 across a number of targets, including
the areas of primary producer sustainability initiatives, packaging, water, and
community engagement.
Within the area of packaging, the company set a target to reduce plastic usage per
tonne of product produced by 10% by 2022. The company is currently performing
strongly, being 6% ahead of baseline with two years remaining in the current plan.
This was driven in 2020 by a comprehensive packaging review, including liaising
with groups such as NPP Packaging and the Packaging Centre to drive efficiencies.
Alternative packaging solutions are proactively being identified and implemented with
further progress anticipated over the remainder of the plan.

Case Study 2021