Collaborating with suppliers to drive sustainability on farm 


The Foyle Food Group has a ‘ground up’ approach to sustainable procurement, partnering closely with its supplier base. Within the Republic of Ireland, Foyle sources all its beef from producers certified under the Bord Bia Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS).


In order to assist its supplier base to drive sustainable beef farming practices, Foyle has established a beef improvement programme, which comprises of approximately 20% of its suppliers who provide 80% of beef processed. Group meetings are held regularly to discuss how to adopt more sustainable farming practices and drive improvement.


To date, topics covered within these discussion groups have included:


Grassland Management
Animal Nutrition
Animal Health
Soil Management


After each meeting, best practice guides are produced by Foyle and made available for its entire supply base on the company’s dedicated producers website.

By providing farmers with expert knowledge on key farm management practices, Foyle not only aims to improve the long term sustainability of its supply base, but also drive farm profitability.


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Greenfield Foods was established in 1998 and is Ireland’s largest egg packing centre. The company has a production base of 1.3 million birds from 70 farm sites and packs 6.5 million eggs a week.