Dawn Meats is committed to conducting its activities with due care and regard for the environment and to continuous improvement to achieve a high standard of environmental performance across all areas of our business. We are committed to conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and integration of sustainable development into our business decisions and operations.
We recognise that we have a social and environmental obligation and a business interest to be proactive in reducing our emissions and minimising our carbon footprint. We are committed to managing and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and their contribution to climate change. The consequences of climate change for our planet are far reaching, with impacts on water resources, agriculture and public health.
We recognise that climate change will have direct and indirect implications for our business and supply chain. We have a part to play in ensuring we use the best possible mix of energy sources while improving the energy efficiency of our operations.
Our environmental initiatives to manage and reduce our carbon footprint focus on six key areas:
1. Improved energy efficiency.
2. Switching to low carbon fuels.
3. Use of renewable energies.
4. Innovative / New technologies.
5. Membership of climate change agreements.
6. Training of personnel
We recognise that our use of natural resources such as water has an impact on the environment. We are committed to managing and reducing our water consumption throughout our manufacturing operations and ensuring that all our wastewater is treated to the highest environmental standards.
We recognise that waste associated with our operations has an impact on the environment. We are committed to reducing the quantities we produce and proactively seek innovative ways of recycling our waste that have an environmental benefit.
We actively use reusable packaging in conjunction with our customers and suppliers and research methods how the environmental impact of our packaging can be reduced.
We recognise and understand the environmental impacts of our operations. We are committed to the safeguarding, protection and improvement of the environment for current and future generations.
Our projects to date have been recognised through awards from our customers and on a national level through the Green Awards and the SEAI Awards.