Sustainability – Our Approach

Here at Keelings we’re striving to be cleaner and greener than ever. As the quality of our products benefits significantly from the quality of the Irish environment and resources, we recognise our close partnership with nature. We understand that our operations have an impact on the environment, the economy and the community.

Recognising that this will require the support of all stakeholders, Keelings is committed to engaging with our retail customers, suppliers and employees to deliver a more sustainable solution to our consumers and society in general. Join with us on our sustainability journey!

The Keelings Team

Mission Statement

We, as a team, are committed to doing everything we can to promote the positive impacts, while identifying and minimising any negative impacts of our operations, through the adoption and promotion of sustainability principles across all our activities.

View Our Sustainability Commitments

Objectives

The objectives of sustainability project at Keelings:

    • Reduce energy consumption
    • Reduce landfill waste
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emission
    • Reduce water consumption and improve its quality
    • Increase profitability

Achievements to date

  • We have launched a sustainability project using the Origin Green framework to deliver a cleaner and greener environment through the reduction of emissions, pollution and resource use.
  • We are now verified members of Origin green and are using this framework to promote sustainability principles across all our activities.
  • We have identified the key areas of Energy, Emissions, Waste, Water, Food Safety and Nutrition and Employee welfare as key aspects of our sustainability plan.

Feedback / contact Information

To find out more information or to provide feedback on Keelings Sustainability journey, please contact us at [email protected]

FAQs

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is an environmental program aims to lessen business activity impact on the environment through the reduction of energy, water consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emission and achieving zero landfill waste.

What is Origin Green?

Origin Green is an environmental sustainability program run by Bord Bia to provide the Irish food and drink industry a platform to promote their product at the international stage, through the reduction of energy consumption, carbon footprint and lessening impact on the environment, which will result in an increase in efficiency and productivity, enabling the Irish food industry to be competitive in a wild market, hungry for food and short of resources.

What is ISO50001?

ISO50001 is an energy management program aims at reducing energy consumption and increasing efficiency through the implementation of best practice energy measures and machine upgrade.

Why has Keelings signed up to Origin Green?

It is the only sustainability programme in the world that operates on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and food producers through Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.

Does Keelings currently have a Sustainability Policy?

Yes, Keelings’ Sustainability Policy can be read here.

Does Keelings currently have an Energy Policy?

Yes, Keelings’ Energy Policy can be read here.