Dawn Meats wins at Energia Family Business Awards

Aoidin and Andrea Crowley (Waterford) of Dawn Meats, winners of the Energia “Family Business of the Year” and “Sustainable Family Business of the Year” with Gary Ryan MD of Energia and host. Today FM's Matt Cooper
Aoidin and Andrea Crowley (Waterford) of Dawn Meats, winners of the Energia “Family Business of the Year” and “Sustainable Family Business of the Year” with Gary Ryan, MD of Energia and host, Today FM's Matt Cooper

Dawn Meats has been named Family Business of the Year in addition to Sustainable Family Business of the Year at the inaugural Energia Family Business Awards at a ceremony in the Mansion House in Dublin.

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28 May 2019 | 0

Dawn Meats has been named Family Business of the Year in addition to Sustainable Family Business of the Year at the inaugural Energia Family Business Awards at a ceremony in the Mansion House in Dublin.

Dawn Meats has won two awards at the Energia Family Business Awards in Dublin. It was named Family Business of the Year in addition to Sustainable Family Business of the Year at the prestigious event. The sustainability award follows previous recognition for Dawn Meats in 2017 and 2018, including awards from Bord Bia, Green Awards and McDonald’s as the Waterford processor works to become Europe’s most sustainable meat company.

Since Dawn Meats joined Origin Green in 2012 it has achieved significant success, including:

  • Over 350,000 MWH of energy saved (approx. 19,000 homes)
  • Over 90,000 tonnes of emissions avoided (equivalent of over 40,000 cars)
  • Over 3,000,000 cubic metres of water has saved (equivalent over 30,000 households)
  • Zero waste-to-landfill since 2016
  • Steps to improve biodiversity within the group including construction of a 7-acre wetland

The company also contributes greatly to the sustainability of the local communities in which it operates – adding €700m through livestock procurement, employment and local sourcing. Dawn Meats has established a demonstration farm in Co Galway attracting 5,000 visitors to date, by sharing knowledge and best practise, helping to sustain environmental and economic conditions on Irish farms.

Commenting Niall Browne, CEO of Dawn Meats said the family and the company were honoured at the recognition. “Taking the award for sustainability is a real vote of confidence in our environmental efforts,” he said, “something which we work incredibly hard at from the management team through to the grassroots of the business.

“We’ve set tough challenges for ourselves,” he said, “but such awards really vindicate the decision to set the bar high on sustainability.”

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