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Slaney Foods

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2023



About the company

Slaney Foods International, situated in Bunclody, Co. Wexford, has been part of Ireland's beef story for over 50 years. Employing approximately 500 people in the heart of the Slaney Valley - one of Ireland's prime farming regions, the company has developed strong and successful long-term relationships with a variety of customers, including leading multiples and foodservice companies throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and worldwide. Slaney Foods is dedicated to working in partnership with farmers to produce top-class grass-fed beef. The company ensures that livestock is sourced from farms that uphold the highest animal welfare and environmental standards to offer a product range of superb quality, prepared precisely to customers' specifications. Slaney Foods' corporate sustainability philosophy is based on the harmonious interaction between its five essential components; agriculture, process, people, customers, and society

Key Sustainability Commitments

Spotlight Target Area: Community Engagement

Slaney Foods has attained Origin Green Gold Membership for the third consecutive year, demonstarting the highest standards of environmental performance across all areas of its business. Throughout 2021, the member conintued to excel, demonstrating an exemplary performance in the target areas of Raw Materials Certification, Water, Waste, Product Health & Nutrition, Employee Wellbeing, and Community Engagement. Within the Raw Materials Certification target area, over 99% of Slaney Foods' supply was certified to Bord Bia's Susainable Beef & Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS). The member supplemented this target by running a programme for suppliers in the Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow regions which promotes the importance of grassland management for good animal performance.

Spotlight Target Area: Supplier Certification / Emissions
Sustainability has always been a core principle for Slaney Foods and the business has
evolved over the years to embed this mindset into its structures, technologies and
practices. Having become a member of Origin Green in 2013, Slaney Foods’ dedicated
team strive to ensure continuous improvement is driven at every opportunity, pushing
beyond established goals wherever possible. The company’s commitment to this
agenda is clearly visible, having demonstrated an exemplary performance in its Origin
Green plan in 2020 across the target areas of supplier certification, animal health and
nutrition, packaging, water, waste and employee wellbeing. Within the company’s
current sustainability plan (2018-2020), Slaney Foods set out to achieve a reduction of
10% in water usage per unit of output by 2020. This target was achieved over the plan

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