ABP short­listed for Bord Bia food and drink in­dus­try awards

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

ARDEE com­pany ABP Food Group has been short­listed for three awards at the up­com­ing Bord Bia Food and Drink In­dus­try Awards.

More than 350 Ir­ish food and drink in­dus­try lead­ers will gather for the event, hosted by Broad­caster Miriam O’Cal­laghan, on Wed­nes­day 29th Novem­ber in the RDS Con­cert Hall.

Bord Bia has an­nounced the de­tails of 24 com­pa­nies who have been short­listed for these awards which recog­nise ex­cel­lence and cel­e­brate suc­cess in Ire­land’s largest indige­nous in­dus­try.

ABP Food Group, head­quar­tered in Ardee, is short­listed for three awards across the ex­port, sus­tain­abil­ity and in­no­va­tion cat­e­gories. The com­pany is Ire­land’s largest ex­porter of grass fed beef and sup­plies high qual­ity beef to more than 100 Miche­lin starred restau­rants. On the sus­tain­abil­ity side, ABP Food Group is a found­ing mem­ber of the agri-food in­dus­try’s sus­tain­abil­ity pro­gramme, Ori­gin Green, and has pledged by 2020 to re­duce car­bon foot­print by 30%; to achieve zero waste to land­fill; to re­duce wa­ter con­sump­tion by 50%, en­ergy con­sump­tion by 30% and elec­tric­ity us­age by 40%. The com­pany has also been short­listed for an in­no­va­tion award for its 28 Day Tip­per­ary Dry Age Beef prod­uct that was cre­ated fol­low­ing re­search with over 4,000 Ir­ish con­sumers.

Pic­tured is Eoin Ryan, Sales & Mar­ket­ing Man­ager and John Durkan, En­vi­ron­men­tal & Sus­tain­abil­ity Man­ager of ABP Food Group

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