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Galmere Fresh Foods

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2022

Sector:

Prepared Food

About the company

Galmere, fine Irish food since 1989.

Based out of Galway, Ireland, Galmere is an innovative food producer specialising in soups, sauces, meal bowls, salads and dips. We create for own label clients, brands and also have a growing number of our own brands onshelf.

Founded originally in the kitchen of a well-known Galway restaurant, Galmere today can be found in a 33,000 sq ft certified organic, BRC AA accredited, facility in Galway, Ireland.

With a central focus on sustainable and local produce where possible, we create contemporary and traditional foods based on our ongoing research into consumer and global food trends.

Our progressive approach to product development has led to the acquisition of an impressive selection of awards, validating our ethos to ensure quality and taste remain our central principle.”

Key Sustainability Commitments

Every avenue is explored to protect our environment. Our investment programme in 2018–2019 reduced energy usage by 14.5%. Wherever possible we use recyclable plastic and cardboard packaging. Food waste has been reduced by 31% from 2018 to 2019. We source locally when in season, and have just taken delivery of a digital farm onsite in Galway to grow basil to use in our pesto. Our most exciting sustainability project yet!


Spotlight Target Area: Packaging
Galmere Fresh Food’s mission is to exceed expectations, protect the environment and
create equal opportunities. The company is passionate about food and sources the
best available ingredients from its growers and producers.
Within its current sustainability plan (2020 – 2024), the company is performing
strongly across its waste and energy related targets. In the energy target area, the
company achieved, on per unit basis throughout 2020, a 3% reduction in electricity,
a 16% reduction in gas, and a 50% reduction in diesel usage by embracing route
optimisation. The company is also performing strongly across the Raw Material
Sourcing target area by focusing on supplier certification via standards such as the
Bord Bia Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme (SHAS) and also across the health
& nutrition target area, with the company having increased the number of “healthy
product ranges” – from 10 – 14, against a milestone of 12.

Case Study 2021