ABP in Northern Ireland joins Business in the Community at Transformational Level

Business in the Community, Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business Network, is delighted to welcome ABP to its network as a Transformational Member, as part of its commitment to be one of Northern Ireland’s leading responsible businesses.

With sites in Newry and Lurgan, ABP is part of the ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading privately-owned agribusinesses, and is the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK. The company also operates substantial renewable, pet food and protein divisions. ABP Food Group employs 10,000 people and has 49 manufacturing plants in Ireland, UK, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Holland, France and Spain.

“Business in the Community (BITC) looks forward to supporting ABP on its responsible business journey. We are excited about giving ABP opportunities to share some of the cutting edge sustainability initiatives they have undertaken,” says Andrew Wallace, Head of Membership for BITC in Northern Ireland. “ABP really is leading the way in a number of aspects on its sustainability agenda. For example, its Sustainability Hub is a fantastic example of how a responsible business can communicate and report on its sustainability goals. The purpose-built website really conveys the heart and passion behind its commitment to sustainability while providing the detail and hard figures. It’s something we’ll be sharing with our network as an example of excellence in good sustainability reporting”.

“As well as its Sustainability Hub (https://abpsustainabilitystory.com/), last year the company became the first organisation globally to achieve Carbon Trust Quadruple Certification. The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s leading independent certification awarded to organisations that can demonstrate they are taking effective action to tackle their environmental impact, verifying reductions in carbon emissions, water use and waste output. It recognises good management as well as year-on-year improvements in sustainability performance.”

“Membership of Business in the Community in Northern Ireland provides an opportunity for like-minded companies to share knowledge and best practices in responsible business,” said George Mullan, Managing Director, ABP Northern Ireland. “We’re proud to become a Transformational Member and look forward to working together with the network in Northern Ireland. We hope it provides an opportunity for knowledge transfer and to build on our commitments to People, Planet and Place, and in particular sustainability, education and the communities in which we operate.”