FOR ALL OF OUR FUTURES

NATURAL GOODNESS AT OUR CORE

 

The richness of our natural resources in Ireland is quite breathtaking: abundant rain, a temperate climate and near-organic grass on which to graze our healthy livestock. At Kepak, we have created a blueprint for the future to safeguard these precious reserves. We call it KEPAK CORE.

 

KEPAK CORE is our blueprint for achieving growth in a sustainable way. We pledge to accomplish this by putting our Customers first, through continual Optimisation of our entire supply chain, by acting Responsibly towards our staff, farmers, suppliers and community and by taking due care of our Environment.

KEPAK SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

We at Kepak believe that sustainability should not be a side line effort. It should be part of everything we do, a way of doing our job everyday.
Over the last few years, Kepak Group has changed faces. We have grown from 7 to 14 manufacturing sites with a footprint across Ireland and the UK and offices around the world.

With a global footprint, it’s important that our sustainability strategy reflects that. We have spent the last year integrating new parts of the business and making sure we all use the same processes. We have also revisited our sustainability initiatives to ensure they are aligned and relevant to both our business and global issues. We believe the best way to do this is to have our core sustainability strategy covering key business topics and in addition to champion UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through our large network of 5000 employees, we want to champion the goals to instill pride, inspire action and use our scale for good!

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Kepak Core

At the heart of our CORE stand four key pillars:

Farm First

Farm First

Nearly all of our trusted farmers operate on Bord Bia Quality Assured Farms. The welfare of the animals in their care is paramount. They also work with nature to improve efficiencies, reduce carbon footprint and keep up-to-speed with new learnings through our knowledge transfer initiatives. Kepak is a Founding Member of Ireland’s National Sustainability Programme, Origin Green and a key member of the international SAI Platform.

Resource efficiency

Resource efficiency

Since the start of the Kepak CORE initiative, Kepak has reduced carbon emissions by 43.8%. Now, our sights are set on a 55% reduction by 2020, leading the way with our 100% renewable energy plant in Clonee. We have achieved a 60% reduction in waste to landfill with a goal of 100% reduction by 2020. Our water usage has reduced by 14.6% with a 25% reduction goal by 2020.

People and communities

People and communities

Support of a myriad of community driven initiatives such as Food Cloud, Barretstown, Epilepsy Ireland and The Junior Achievement Awards are just some of the ways Kepak is giving back to the wonderful communities we’re proud to be part of.

Health and nutrition

Health and nutrition

Our mission is to protect the inherent, nutritious quality of our meats. In all of our food innovations and inspirations, we work carefully to maximise the nutritional values of our food offerings by ensuring that added ingredients such as sugar, salt, fat and allergens are strictly controlled. Right now, we are working with one of Ireland’s top nutritionists, to create protein-rich and preparation-simple recipes.