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Finnegan's Farm

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2023

Sector:

Horticulture

About the company

Finnegan brothers Paul & Joe are fifth generation award-winning farmers from Navan, Co. Meath. Walking in their father Eddie's footsteps, the brothers farm up to 3,000 acres of land annually, with 500 hundred acres of this land being dedicated to Finnegan's Farms' potato enterprise, which supplies over 10,000 tonnes of fresh potatoes to a leading supermarket nationwide.

In addition, the company has also dedicated 2,000 acres to combinable crops i.e. winter wheat, winter barley, spring barley, and oil seed rape, with a further 500 acres of grassland utilised to feed the company's 150 beef suckler herd, and a final 40 acres devoted to its brussels sprouts operation. Finnegan's are separated into two different entities with a staff of over 35 that run both in parallel.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Spotlight Target Area: Packaging / Energy

Finnegan's Farm has always tried to safeguard the environment using environmentally friendly farming methods. Its ecologically sound, commercially successful, and socially good agricultural strategy benefits us, the land, and the community. Throughout the year 2021, the company demonstrated exemplary performance in its sustainability plan across the target areas of Supplier Sustainability Initiatives, Packaging, Energy, Waste, Community Engagement, and Biodiversity.

Overall, the company's firm commitment to sustainability is evident, having implemented substantial reductions and improvements across a range of target areas in its current Origin Green plan. Within the Packaging target area, the company has increased its packaging recyclability from 83% in 2020 to 100% in 2021, a significant achievement.

In addition, within the energy target area, the company reduced electricity intensity by 4% over 2020 levels on a kWh/tonne basis and have also set in motion seven new energy-saving initiatives throughout the year, demonstrating its ongoing and firm commitment to sustainability.