We believe in sustainability, not only because it’s the right thing to do for the environment and future generations, but because it’s the right thing to do for any growing business that values efficiency and is forward-thinking.

Here at AP Fine Foods we’re striving to be cleaner and greener than ever. We understand that our operations have an impact on the environment, the economy and the community.

While the term sustainability has many definitions and interpretations, it is essentially about looking at how one can most responsibly act as a steward of the resources one uses and manages. While we have always been environmentally responsible since our founding, and we have joined Bord Bia's Origin Green Programme and formally commit to a sustainability plan.

Origin Green is the only sustainability programme in the world that operates on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and food producers through Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board and we are proud to be Origin Green certified.

Origin Green provides the Irish food and drink industry with a platform to promote their products on an international stage, through the reduction of energy consumption, carbon footprint and lessening impact on the environment, which results in an increase in efficiency and productivity.

Our sustainability action plan increases our efficiency and best positions our company to look forward to a healthy future - environmentally, economically and socially. The fundamentals of our sustainability plan revolve around:

Using local resources where possible in all inputs

Reducing our waste

Reducing our energy usage per manufactured case

Recycling materials as extensively as possible

Managing water efficiently

Manage fuel usage efficiently

Working with bodies such as Bord Bia and BRC to ensure that we are open to as many positive influences on our sustainability and accountability as possible.

Involvement with schools on business training and mentoring of TY students and graduates

Endeavouring to educate others about sustainability issues

Encourage our suppliers to engage with us in making their own sustainability action plans.

We, as a team, are committed to doing everything we can to promote the positive impacts, while identifying and minimising any negative impacts of our operations, through the adoption and promotion of sustainability principles across all our activities.