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Silver Hill Duck

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2024



Exemplary Performance Target Areas

Minimum Origin Green Targets Required Annually = 6

Spotlight Target Area: Waste

Silver Hill Duck became a member of the Origin Green programme in 2014. They are currently on their second sustainability plan covering a 5 year period to 2021. The management team strongly believe in doing all they can to protect the environment and they see membership of Origin Green as an excellent way for Silver Hill to communicate and prove its commitment to sustainability and the environment to our suppliers and customers.  

Their sustainability agenda is a cross functional effort led by Environmental Manager Denise Jordan who takes a collaborative approach to embed sustainability initiatives into the business involving and engaging all staff. 

Cutting Down Water Wastage 

Silver Hill set a target to reduce well water usage by 15% m /tonne by end of 2019 and to maintain 2019 usage levels to 2021. In 2019 a 41% reduction per tonne was achieved from a 2015 baseline, with a 19% decrease achieved from 2018. 

Achievements achieved through the following;

  • Recycling of water in pluck and wax area
  • Annual Water Awareness Training with employees with water wastage prevention prioritised through better visual representation
  • Random spot checks of water using equipment/processes at break times by Environment Team to ensure no water is left running

Origin Green is a badge we proudly showcase internationally. Our customers want Peking Duck that is produced sustainably and the Origin Green stamp authenticates the great efforts at Silver Hill to consistently do just that.

Micheál Briody, MD


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