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Folláin

Membership Status:

Membership Pending

Sector:

Grocery

About the company

Folláin Teoranta was established in 1983 by Mairín and Peadar Uí Lionáird in partnership with Eithne Uí Shiadhail in the Lionáird's home kitchen. There, they began making what would become award winning preserves using 100% natural ingredients and have been going from strength to strength ever since. Mairín and Peadar still pride themselves on maintaining that homemade quality. Over the years Folláin has increased its range from sweet fruit preserves to include a savoury line of relishes, chutneys, salsas and sauces, innovative no added sugar ranges including jams and marmalades range, as well as no added sugar or salt relish ranges. These developments show a company dynamism and responsiveness to consumer demand whilst maintaining steadfast in its dedication to the use of only natural ingredients.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Committed to Reducing Energy

We utilize solar panels on-site as a source of energy. Solar Panels helped generated 11,855 kWh of energy for the facility in 2019 and have likely contributed significantly to carbon emission reductions. We also plan on installing additional solar panels on-site. A planning application has been submitted for the installation of these solar panels.

Commitment to Recycling and Sustainability

All cardboard, plastic, wood and glass received from Incoming Goods are all recycled on site. All packaging that is used in Folláin is selected using a sustainable, circular economy thinking and any unnecessary packaging layers have been removed. There was a significant increase in the amount of waste recycled in 2019 as staff training on proper waste segregation was provided. Also, four electric charging points were provided on-site in 2019.


Spotlight Target Area: Health & Nutrition
Folláin is the Irish for wholesome and wholesomeness permeates all levels of Folláin’s
business life. Sustainability is an integral part of this wholesome approach to business.
Sustainability has been at the forefront of the company’s latest development, a new
34,000 sq. ft ‘fit for purpose’ and fit for future, energy efficient production facility
to meet the changing market requirements and further the development of new
innovative healthy product lines. Folláin’s commitment to wholesome food led to the
introduction of a No Added Sugar range in 2007. As part of the company’s health and
nutrition target, it set out to launch at least two new products with no added sugar
each year. In 2020, Folláin launched four new no added sugar products, surpassing its
initial target and continuing to demonstrate and embrace the innovation upon which
the company was founded.

Case Study 2021