Dawn Meats Carroll’s Cross of County Waterford have become the first food manufacturer to achieve the 'Business Working Responsibly' Mark.
This represents a major milestone for the South based outfit, with it hoping to become Europe’s most sustainable meat company in the near future.
Dawn Meats recently joined the prestigious group of only 25 companies in Ireland to have ever attained this high standard.
The Mark awarded to the company represents a challenging standard. It is modelled on internationally recognized ISO 26000. The mark was received after the completion of a comprehensive review of the business. The review, completed in May over the course of two days, covered all areas of the business from corporate responsibility governance, to workplace, marketplace, environment and community practices which took place at audit stage.
The company’s CEO, Niall Browne, said of the company’s latest achievement that they had set themselves the goal of becoming Europe’s first sustainable meat company.
He feels the endorsement, received by BITC, highlights the company’s recent progress, and as does the Business Working Responsibility Mark received by the company.
Speaking about the award Niall Browne, CEO of Dawn Meats, said that "Over the last two years we have updated our sustainability strategy, published our first CSR report and broadened our engagement with stakeholders. As a business, we are committed to continuous improvement and are excited by what is achievable over the coming years.”