Irish Country Meats is the specialist sheep meat processing division of Slaney Foods, a subsidiary of the linden food group – a combined business which represents significant scale in beef and lamb processing on the island of Ireland.

Irish Country Meats, based in Camolin, Co. Wexford and Navan, Co. Meath, wished to gain ISO 14001 certification through the implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Company Name
IRISH COUNTRY MEATS

Address
Bayland, Camolin, Co Wexford

Service Provider
CMSE Ltd

GREEN PLUS PROJECT OBJECTIVES
  • Implementation of a certified environmental management system to achieve water, waste and energy savings
  • Examine efficiencies in process as a result of implementation
  • Assure compliance with environmental legislation
  • Increase Irish Country Meats international competitiveness
  • Basis for Irish Country Meats application for Bord Bia Origin Green registration
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility identity
GREEN PLUS PROGRAMME
  • The GreenPlus Programme was the stimulus for Irish Country Meats seeking ISO 14001 accreditation
  • The Programme is designed for SMEs and Large companies
  • The Programme assisted Irish Country Meats achieve significant resource efficiency savings
  • GreenPlus provided the financial support to assist in the hiring of an external trainer, to build environmental management capability and achieve ISO 14001 certification
Results
  • Irish Country Meats achieved certification to ISO 14001:2004
  • Waste volumes reduced by 12.5%
  • 20% energy saving in waste water treatment due to drum screen installation
  • Compressed air system upgrade in Camolin plant resulted in 50% energy savings
  • Installation of a Cold Chemical Sterilisation system in Camolin resulted in thermal energy savings of 65% and a 35% reduction in water usage
  • Innovative packaging initiatives resulted in 46% volume reduction
  • Irish Country Meats has been involved in a joint venture project with The Carbon Trust and Bord Bia to establish a carbon footprint for lamb production
  • Irish Country Meats has won a contract to supply a supermarket chain, based on ISO 14001 certification, achievement of green corporate goals and membership of Origin Green programme