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Slaney Farms Produce Ltd

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2022

Sector:

Horticulture

About the company

Located in Co. Wexford in the southeast of Ireland, Slaney Farms are proud growers and packers of quality fresh potatoes for the Irish market. A family owned and operated business the company is headed up by John Stafford and currently employs 24 full-time and eight part-time staff. John believes that his success is built on a strong relationship with the land and the farming practices Slaney Farms employ.


Harvesting local traditionally grown varieties, the company’s farm and state-of-the-art packaging facility operates sustainable practices to deliver optimal freshness to the consumer. Passionate about supporting all things local, the company is keen to promote local and are very proud of the role Slaney Farms play in helping to keep local jobs intact.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Commitment to Responsible Production:

Slaney Farms have reduce the level of plastic micron used by 20% and the amount of plastic wrap used by 52% as part of their Origin Green plan.


Commitment to Waste Reduction:

Slaney Farms are committed to reducing the amount of general waste produced by 40%.

Involvement in the Local Community:

Slaney Farms have implemented a number of initiatives with the aim of increasing their involvement with and commitment to their local community, including prioritising local sourcing, taking on work experience students, making contributions to local GAA clubs and hosting school tour groups.


Spotlight Target Area: Community Engagement
Slaney Farms became an Origin Green member in 2017. Since then, it has set targets
around a number of different areas of the business including supplier certification,
packaging, energy, fuel, waste, and community engagement, being fully committed
to achieving and surpassing set targets going forward. The company demonstrated an
exemplary performance within the areas of supplier certification, primary producer
sustainability initiatives, and community engagement throughout the year 2020.
Harvesting traditionally grown varieties, the company’s farm and state-of-the-art
packaging facility operates sustainable practices to deliver optimal freshness to the
consumer. Passionate about community engagement, the company sponsors and
participates in local initiatives, with Slaney Farms being particularly proud of the role
it plays in helping to keep jobs intact within the Wexford region.

 

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