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Barry John Sausages

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2023

Sector:

Meat

About the company

Barry John Sausages is a family run gourmet sausage manufacturing business from Cavan. Barry has been making award winning sausages for nearly 3 decades now. He began making sausages at a young age in 1994 in his father's artisan butcher shop, then in 2013, to expand his business he opened up his own sustainable manufacturing premises in Poles, Co Cavan.

What makes Barry John Sausages unique is the imaginative range of unusual flavoured pork sausages they create. Such as, Spice Bag / Bacon, Mushroom & Black Pudding / Cheddar Cheese & Chilli Flakes and not to forget the Chocolate Chip & Honeycomb sensational one. All of the pork they use is from 100% PQAS certified suppliers and they source as much locally produced ingredients as possible.

Barry John Sausages supplies supermarkets, individual stores and butcher shops around Cavan, Meath, Longford, West Meath, Donegal & Fermanagh. In 2020 they went online and can now supply all of Ireland directly to the consumer through their online shop.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Raw Material Sourcing

· Our first commitment under the Raw Materials Sourcing category plan is to maintain 100% of pork from PQAS certified suppliers for the duration of the plan.

· This is our second commitment under the Raw Materials Sourcing category plan. Increase the percentage of suppliers with sustainability certifications from a baseline of 20% in 2020 to 70% by 2025. We project this to rise by 10% per year for the duration of the plan.

· This is our third and final commitment under the Raw Materials Sourcing category in our new sustainability plan. To replace all black non - recyclable PET tubs & black polystyrene trays with recyclable boxes and trays by end of 2023 from a baseline of 0% in 2020 to 60% by end of 2022 and 100% by 2023.

Manufacturing Process

· This is our first commitment under the Manufacturing Process category in our sustainability plan. We aim to reduce electricity output by 20% by 2025, compared to our 2020 baseline.

· This is our second commitment under the Manufacturing Process category in our sustainability plan. We intend to switch to 100% renewable generation tariff from Electric Ireland.

· This is our third commitment under the Manufacturing Process category in our new sustainability plan. We will replace all fluorescent lights to led/sensor lights by end 2022.

· This is our fourth and final commitment under the Manufacturing Process category in our new sustainability plan. We aim to install solar panels so that the factory energy requirements can become self-sufficient by end of 2025.

Social Sustainability & Biodiversity

· This is our first commitment under the Social Sustainability category in our sustainability plan. Donate staff time for community-based projects in our area from 0hrs in 2020 to 8hrs per member of staff by 2025.

· An additional target we have set is to establish a 6m² area of our factory garden by 2021 from a 0% baseline in 2020 for pollinators (free of grass cutting, use of pesticides and available as an area for Bee Pollinating) and increase this area to 10m² by 2022 and maintain this area for the duration of our sustainability plan.