Food, Drink & Milk
The Food, Drink & Milk (FDM) sector in Ireland has seen a significant expansion in recent times following the cessation of the milk quota and the increasing worldwide demand for Irish whiskeys and other Irish food products. This has led to an increased focus on agriculture in Ireland, and particularly its impact on climate change and carbon emissions. The EPA has identified the main risk areas for FDM licensee companies. An ongoing focus is required by such companies to minimise these risks.
We help FDM companies to meet their environmental obligations.
For example, we have done a lot of work with Danone, Nutricia Wexford to help them achieve their corporate goals for carbon emissions, energy and water usage as well as ensure compliance of the combined wastewater treatment plant which they jointly own with Glanbia. They have recently achieved “Carbon Neutral” status (the first Specialised Nutrition (SN) company in the world to do so) as well as previously achieving “Zero Waste to Landfill”. “Carbon Neutral” status was made possible by the use of a biomass boiler, the conversion of two existing heavy fuel oil boilers to natural gas as well as the site being certified to ISO 50001:2018.