McAuliffe Pig Farms has been shortlisted for the Agri Food Initiative Award at the inaugural All Ireland Sustainability Awards which is being held in Belfast on October 5th.
With the global focus on reducing carbon emissions and improving meaningful sustainability within business and communities, the awards are set to celebrate the best in business and communities across Ireland.
This year’s awards, which are being held in partnership with Everun and offers 13 categories covering biodiversity, waste, young changemaker, food, green marketing, sustainable tourism and more.
Mac’s Mission Statement
“Our mission statement here at McAuliffe Farms is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Shane McAuliffe, a third generation of the family at the helm of one of Ireland’s leading food producers.
“We aim to increase our economic profitability through the improvement of productive output, while maintaining high pig health and welfare, and protecting environmental resources.
“We’re delighted that our commitment to improvements in pig health and welfare, investing in renewable technologies and reducing our carbon footprint is being recognised at such a prominent national level,” Shane continued.
Lowest Carbon Footprint
“Irish pork has the lowest carbon footprint in the European Union, and as there is only a small number of pig farmers nationwide it’s important that our sustainable credentials are celebrated.
“We have committed to substantial investment on the farms over the next 12 months, including the roll out of solar PV panels in order to meet not only our own supply requirements, but also to become a significant electricity generator to the national grid,” he concluded.
You’ll find more information on the awards on the website here: https://www.allirelandsustainability.com/#
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