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Feldhues GmbH

Membership Status:

Approved until 07 June 2023



About the company

Feldhues GmbH, established in 1987 in Clones, Co. Monaghan, focus on the production of special cooked meat products displaying designs. Feldhues Group rose from a small, traditional butcher shop in the town of Metelen, Germany. The company pack cooked meats in its bulk form (for deli counters) or pre-sliced for the supermarket shelf. Its Irish manufacturing plant is approximately 50,000 sq. ft. and is E.U approved for the export of cooked meats. Feldhues GmbH use a computerised production system called iFood. This system enables the company to focus on a "fork to farm" traceability system.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Strong Focus on Animal Welfare:

86% of meat is purchased from welfare approved sources.

Committed to Reducing Waste:
Feldhues have reduced packaging waste by 50% to date, and have set a target of reducing web waste due to changeover of slicing products by 20%

Spotlight Target Area: Energy
Feldhues GmbH are committed to establishing, implementing, maintaining and
continually improving its results regarding sustainability in the environment.
As part of its key sustainability commitments, throughout 2020, Feldhues GmbH
performed particularly well in its energy target. A target was set to reduce energy
consumption by 4% per tonne of product produced by December 2022. Feldhues
GmbH exceeded its milestone by 15.6% as a result of more efficient production runs.
This was reflective of an overall strong performance in 2020, which the company
attributes to its robust environmental management system. Exemplary performance
was demonstrated across a range of additional targets, including the areas of
packaging, water, waste, and community engagement.

Case Study 2021