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Dawn Meats Receives Environmental Management Certificates

Dawn Meats Receives Environmental Management Certificates
November 26
09:40 2013

Irish food group Dawn Meats has been presented with its ISO 14001 Environmental Management certificates for sites throughout Ireland and the UK. Philip Tallon, group operations manager, who accepted the certificates on behalf of Dawn Meats, comments: “This is a chance for us to take a look at everything we have achieved. The delivery of top class products to our clients, the savings from environmentally sound waste management, our innovative energy management techniques; everything has been based on our hard work and it is worth taking a moment to recognise this.”

Dr John Ryan, director of services at Certification Europe, the accredited certification body that assessed Dawn Meats to ISO 14001 Environmental Management standards, says: “Dawn Meats show continuing dedication to improving their business. These five certificates represent not only a commitment towards excellence but also a commitment to the environment. Dawn Meats efforts towards producing meat in the most sustainable way possible lays out a path for many Irish businesses to follow. This truly marks them as international market leaders”

Headquartered in Grannagh,CountyWaterford, Dawn Meats employs over 2,700 staff and supplies a wide range of fresh and processed meat products to customers throughout the world. Dawn Meats has saved in excess of 56 million litres of water in addition to reducing their CO2 output by almost 2,500 tons.

These savings have led to Dawn Meats winning several awards for its sustainability, including a Green Apple Environment Award for the group’s environmental performance throughout the UK, and the Bord Bia Sustainability award, as part of this year’s Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards.

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Pictured (left to right): Charlie Coakley (Dawn Meats), Philip Tallon (Dawn Meats) and Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, who presented the certificates.

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