FDBusiness.com

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Partners With FBD in Farm Safety Campaign

 Breaking News
  • Greene King Being Sold For £2.7 Billion CK Asset, which is one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong and an international investment group, has made a recommended £2.7 billion cash offer for Greene King, the UK’s leading integrated brewer and pub retailer operating over 2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland. Including debt, the enterprise value of [...]...
  • The Hershey Company Takes Minority Stake in Irish Snacking Brand The Hershey Company, the US-based food group, has made a minority investment in Fulfil Holdings, the owner of the snacking brand FULFIL. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, FULFIL has rapidly grown since its inception, now outselling many traditional chocolate snack bar brands in the UK and Ireland and named a top 50 consumer brand in Ireland. Brian [...]...
  • UK Restaurant Numbers Drop Again as Consumer Tastes Shift Britain’s restaurant numbers have fallen for the sixth quarter in a row, the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals. Independent operators have borne the brunt of the closures with group-owned restaurants proving more resilient despite some major brand failures. The quarterly survey of the country’s supply of licensed premises reports a 3.4% drop in [...]...
  • Molson Coors Commits to Reduce Plastics in Packaging Molson Coors in the UK and Ireland is removing the plastic packaging from its Carling and Coors Light brands, as part of new global packaging goals. The brewer will remove the plastic film wrap from large multipacks by the end of March 2020, replacing the plastic wrap with 100% recyclable fully enclosed carton board. By [...]...
  • Carlsberg Group Upgrades Full Year Operating Profit Outlook Carlsberg Group has delivered organic operating profit growth of 17.7% for the first half of 2019 with reported growth of 18.2% to DKr 5.17 billion (€693 million). Organic net revenue growth was 4.2% and on a reported basis net revenue rose by 6.5% to DKr32.99 (€4.42 billion). Operating margin improved by 160bp to 15.7%. Reported net [...]...

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Partners With FBD in Farm Safety Campaign

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Partners With FBD in Farm Safety Campaign
March 17
09:50 2015

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has joined forces with FBD Insurance to sponsor the new farm safety campaign -‘Champions for Change’.

Farm deaths in Ireland increased by 87% in 2014, with 30 people killed compared to 16 in 2013. For the fifth year running, the agriculture sector has recorded the highest number of fatalities, representing roughly 55% of all work related deaths in last year.

“The agricultural industry is entering an exciting new expansion phase which will provide an important contribution to Ireland’s economy. However the sector also faces significant challenges in achieving the necessary improvements in farm safety standards. Farm deaths differ from other workplace accidents as on the farm fatalities generally involve family members including children and elderly persons and cause much suffering to farm families and their communities,” says Jim Bergin, chief executive of GII. “As an industry we have to do more to improve the safety on our farms. Achieving a lasting behavioural change is a key part in establishing a sustained reduction in the rate of fatalities and injuries in the sector. Farm safety has to be promoted as a core value for all our businesses.”

Audrey O’Shea (pictured left), GII’s sustainability manager, who has been working closely with FBD to deliver this campaign, says: “GII’s proud association with FBD’s ‘Champions for Change’ campaign builds on our comprehensive “Zero Harm on Farm” initiative which promotes health and safety as one of the main pillars of the organisations sustainability programme. As part of this vital farm safety awareness campaign, GII and FBD are providing all Glanbia milk suppliers with farm safety information packs  targeting the practical steps that farmers can take to improve health and safety for themselves, their workers and family members.”

The packs include practical and informative Safety booklets as well as a HSA Survivor Stories DVD, a Safe Quad Skills and Operation DVD, and a Champions for Change wristband.

As part of the Glanbia collaboration with FBD on the ‘Champions for Change’ campaign, Glanbia Agribusiness has erected ‘FBD’s Champions for Change’ signs at all of the Agribranches and over the coming months Glanbia will accommodate practical first aid training at the branches amongst other helpful initiatives.

FBD’s risk manager who is vice chairman of the Farm Safety Partnership, Ciaran Roche (pictured right), comments: “Making a lasting change in behaviour is rarely a simple process, and usually involves a substantial commitment of time, effort and emotion. Many unsafe practices on Irish farms are learned behaviours which have been passed down for generations, but is it fair to pass these onto the next generation? With this in mind it is imperative that we target the farmers of the future as well as the farmers of today.”

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2019Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2019
  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements