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Liffey Meats

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About the company

Created over 100 years ago, Liffey Meats has evolved from a traditional family butcher to one of Ireland's main beef producers and exporters. With five generations in the industry, the knowledge, experience, and passion garnered in that time have only served to enhance its present product. Situated in the centre of Ireland's finest grasslands, Liffey Meats has built up a formidable supplier base from Bord Bia Quality Assured farms, which guarantees complete traceability of its prime Irish beef. Now established as one of Ireland's top beef exporters, the company takes pride in being able to respond quickly and efficiently to customer needs. Liffey Meats has continued to invest in the development of its facilities, offering customers the assurance of impressive products, made to the highest industry standards.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Enhancing Biodiversity:
Over 350 trees and 70 shrubs have been planted at various sites to date to date and they have committed to planting an additional 10 trees per year of the plan at the Ballyjamesduff site.
Focus on Enhancing Suppliers Sustainability Credentials:
100% of beef is from local Irish Suppliers with over 80% of raw materials now come from farms participating in the Sustainable Assurance Scheme. Target set to drive that number to 100% by and they are engaged with local farmers on animal welfare, feeding diets and best practices through organising farmer visits to encourage knowledge sharing.

Spotlight Target Area: Health & Nutrition
Liffey Meats develops and implements innovative actions and wide-ranging policies
to foster corporate social and environmental responsibility in its supply chain.
Liffey Meats has continued to expand and grow quickly. To maintain this rate of
growth without creating excess waste or poor use of water, energy etc., Liffey Meats
views efficient production as the only means of moving forward. Sustainability has
been adopted as a core principle through the business and this is evident from the
company’s performance throughout 2020, demonstrating an exemplary performance
across five different targets. As part of its health and nutrition target, Liffey Meats set
a target within its sustainability plan to increase sales of lean produce by 10% every
year. In 2020, the company surpassed this target due to the large growth of the retail
sector in 2020 exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Through working with its retail
partner, Lidl Ireland, the company was able to meet this strong demand for its lean
produce and worked together with Lidl to identify and promote the health benefits of
this produce within store brochures.

Case Study 2021