Dawn Meats was delighted to be awarded “The Green Food & Beverage Award” at the prestigious Green Awards 2018 at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Green Awards, Dawn Meats was awarded the “Green Food and Beverage” award in front of an audience of close to 450 industry professionals.
The annual event at which the cream of Ireland’s green industry is recognised, was hosted by Colm O’Regan. Over the course of the evening, awards were presented to 23 progressive national organisations, leaders and teams.
David O’Flynn Head of CSR at Dawn Meats commented “we are delighted to have won this award which recognises the effort of thousands of team members from Dawn Meats. Together we are working towards our company goal of being Europe’s most sustainable meat company.”
Dawn Meats has actively promoted initiatives over several years to engage with farmers, research organisations and other interested stakeholders in supporting sustainable agriculture. In 2017 it launched the Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Program ( YBFSP ) in collaboration with Macra na Feirme which takes young beef farmers on an intensive schedule of activities over the course of 16 modules. Young Beef farmers that participate in the YBFSP will gain great insights into profitability, sustainability and efficiency improvement on their own farms and an understanding of the beef industry from farm to fork. The company has also established a demonstration suckler beef farm in 2015 at Newford, Athenry. The Newford farm aims to share best practise in grassland management, breeding, animal health and welfare which will support environmentally and commercially sustainable beef production. For more information, visit http://www.newfordsucklerbeef.ie
Pictured receiving the award from Dawn Meats (l-r): Declan Keely, John Coleman, David O’ Flynn and Richard Clinton.