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.
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.
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.