At Ballymaguire Foods, we produce fresh prepared foods with a strong emphasis on sustainability and healthy food innovation. As a leading producer in the food industry, we understand our responsibility to minimise our environmental impact and promote social responsibility throughout our operations. Since our establishment in 2008, we have built a reputation for delivering exceptional quality, value, and service to our customers in partnership with leading retail and foodservice brands. We are on a journey towards a more sustainable future, one meal at a time.

We’re committed to creating a sustainable future by reducing our carbon footprint. We’re improving energy efficiency, investing in renewable energy, and measuring our carbon footprint annually. Our goal is to reduce emissions and contribute to a greener tomorrow.

Our charter

Food farm to fork

At Ballymaguire Foods, we’re committed to sustainability throughout our supply chain. To ensure our suppliers share this commitment, we’ve updated our procurement procedures and supplier approval process to require a declaration of company-level sustainability/environmental certification. We also engage with our beef suppliers to understand their quality and sustainability practices at the farm level. We prioritise transparency and traceability in our supply chain. We support sustainable practices to protect the environment and promote biodiversity.

Minimising waste, maximising potential

We prioritise the use of sustainable packaging materials, including recycled content in our trays and paper from FSC or carbon-balanced sources. Our waste reduction efforts include repurposing waste for energy production, minimising landfill waste, and encouraging customer recycling of our packaging materials. We also collaborate with our suppliers to promote circular economy principles, such as using reusable crates and reducing transportation waste. To encourage sustainable consumption, we reduce food waste through improved inventory management, accurate forecasting, and thoughtful packaging design. Additionally, we strive to improve recycling rates through effective waste separation.

Nourishing our future

We’re dedicated to building sustainable food systems that nourish our communities responsibly. As part of our commitment to promoting healthier eating habits, we’re continually increasing our number of products that promote a healthier lifestyle.

Saving every drop

We are committed to preserving water resources, and we have taken several steps towards this goal. We have established key performance indicators (KPIs) to encourage water reduction throughout our operations. We have improved our boiler and condensate return systems to reduce water usage. In the future, we aim to establish a wetland to enhance water conservation and support local biodiversity. Through these efforts, we aim to protect and preserve our water resources for future generations.

Together for a stronger community

We source our ingredients from trusted suppliers, with a focus on using local Irish ingredients where possible and any surplus food we have is donated to charities like Food Cloud. We encourage our employees to get involved in volunteering and local initiatives. Moreover, we’re committed to providing placement and work experience to students, helping to develop the next generation of talent in our community.

Tracking progress and commitments

Origin Green

We remain steadfast in our commitment to sustainability as we track and report our progress towards our goals. Our pledge to the 5-year sustainability plan under Origin Green is only the beginning, as we work to develop long-term plans to reduce our environmental impact and promote sustainability. Our participation in REPAK’s Plastic Pledge and Champions 12.3 further aligns with our company’s sustainability goals, paving the way towards a more sustainable future.

Our partnerships

We are proud to have partnered with these organisations, united in our commitment to sustainability and ethical practices.