Dawn Meats achieves Business Working Responsibly Mark
Dawn Meats has become the first Irish food manufacturing company to attain the Business Working Responsibly Mark at its Carroll’s Cross site in Waterford, joining a group of only 25 companies in the country to have reached the standard.
The mark is in line with Dawn Meats’ set goal of becoming Europe’s sustainable meat company and follows a comprehensive review of the business on corporate responsibility governance workplace, marketplace, environment and community practices at audit stage, which was completed over two days in May.
The mark is modelled on internationally recognised ISO 26000 and is audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.
Dawn Meats chief executive, Niall Browne, commented: “We have set ourselves the goal of becoming Europe’s most sustainable meat company and the endorsement by BITC, with the achievement of the Business Working Responsibly Mark at Carroll’s Cross is further evidence of our progress.”
The company’s head of corporate social responsibility, David O’Flynn, added: “Being awarded the Mark is tremendous recognition of the commitment shown by Dawn Meats to responsible business practices.
“Over the last 18 months the team has worked with BITC’s Mark framework to develop a formalised and documented approach to responsibility and sustainability.”