As a business that depends on natural resources to produce our products, ABP understands we have a responsibility to ensure that those resources are in place for the next generation. That’s why sustainable beef processing, and sustainable beef farming is at the very heart of ABP’s business. The company’s sustainability strategy “Doing more with Less” is linked to the UN Sustainable Goals.
Structured for sustainability
Unlike our peers, ABP is a fully integrated agri-business. This means that our main business function – the processing of beef – is supported by three interdependent divisions: a pet foods division, a renewables division and a proteins division. This unique structure ensures that ABP’s products are orientated around both sustainable beef processing practices and sustainable beef-cattle farming practices.
A globally recognised sustainable approach
ABP has long recognised that our own operations only constitute one part of the supply chain. As such, we have ensured our beef sustainability strategy extends to sustainable production from farm level through to the end consumer.
ABP was the first company globally to receive quadruple certification from The Carbon Trust. ABP is also a founding member of the Origin Green programme in Ireland whilst our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets Institute (SBTi).
The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The initiative uses the latest available climate science to define best practice in science-based target setting, as well as independently assessing companies’ performance against targets by applying their own validation criteria.