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ABP meat plant is awarded ISO for energy efficiency

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ABP meat plant is awarded ISO for energy efficiency

Nenagh's ABP plant has reached the international gold standard for energy efficiency.

The plant on the Borrisokane road has been granted the ISO 50,001, making ABP Ireland the only company in Ireland to be fully accredited with the award.

The ISO 50,001 energy management system is accredited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) to provide top management with a roadmap to better improve the energy use of their company.

ABP has also been the first company globally to receive quadruple certification from the Carbon Trust for the progress it is making on reducing its environmental impact.

Since 2008 the company has reduced its CO2 emissions by 16 per cent.

The company has also reduced its water consumption by 39 per cent and reduced its primary energy consumption by 17 per cent.

The ABP beef division also successfully achieved zero waste to landfill before the end of 2015.

Don O’Brien, general manager ABP Nenagh, said: “ABP Food Group believes that it is our duty to do everything we can to ensure our growth is not at the expense of our natural environment, as it is our natural environment that sustains our business.

“We are developing our business to sustain that environment, whether it is reducing our carbon footprint, increasing energy efficiency or working with our farmers to develop a more efficient supply chain.

“We are delighted to be the first company accredited in ISO 50,001 across all of our sites in Ireland.”