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Oliver Carty & Family

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2022



About the company

Oliver Carty is one of Ireland’s largest meat suppliers. We pride ourselves in offering top quality, award-winning retailer and own branded products in Ireland, Europe and the Middle East.

Based in Athlone Oliver Carty operate from two plants with a combined capacity of 100,000 square feet. All plants are under the control of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, are registered with and a member of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme, one of the first 50 verified Origin Green member and Oliver Carty is accredited to the Global Standard for Food Safety (BRC) Grade AA.

Oliver Carty is built on foundations of strong family values, fostering a business ethos based on tradition, quality, innovation and partnership.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Over the past five years Oliver Carty have strived to both implement and expand their targets with Origin Green. Some of the key areas where we have done this work includes:

Raw Materials:

Committed to sourcing at a minimum of 80% of all raw materials from fellow Origin Green Verified Members and at present, we are sourcing 92%. On Energy and energy usage, various energy saving targets have been completed to date, one of the biggest being the amalgamation of the two production plants for the reduction of kVa Rate.

With regards to our impact on the environment, we have set various targets including the reduction of water and also the introduction of rainwater harvesting to reduce the level of water usage in the plant. There has been a significant decrease in the level of raw material waste being directed to landfill and any edible waste being donated where ever possible.

Health and Nutrition:

Continued focus on Health and Nutrition, working with our customers to develop and offer them various healthy option products that is tailored to their market. Oliver Carty are always committed to the support of various local charities and groups in any way possible for the benefit of the group and the local community.

Spotlight Target Area: Waste
Oliver Carty & Family take a holistic approach to sustainability focussed on social,
environmental and economic stewardship. Its sustainability plan is an integral part of
its overall strategic plan, with a dedicated ‘Green Team’ focussing on initiatives across
the business. Throughout 2020, led by Bernie Carty, the Green Team championed
the reduction of waste levels. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and an increase in use
of PPE general waste, there has been a decrease in waste overall with the company
ahead of target by 22% - initiatives included a move to more sustainable waste
suppliers, segregation of plastic waste in production, and reduction in packing raw
materials, leading to significant increase in recycling as opposed to land fill. Oliver
Carty & Family decreased waste by over 37 tonnes within a 12-month period, primarily
from a decrease in both recycled waste and Category 3 waste, demonstrating an
exemptional performance.

Case Study 2021