Managing Our Environmental Impact Today

Fane Valley Group - Making an impact

White’s

White’s identified a number of products within its range which were being produced in non-re-cyclable packaging formats and over a 12 month period initiated changes within its packaging and production processes by moving into paper based fully re-cyclable packs. In doing so, White’s reduced the amount of packaging going into landfill by 15 Tonnes.

The response from consumers has been very positive. The new packs carry a clear and unambiguous recycling logo on both the front and back of pack, bringing great clarity and appealing to those green minded consumers. White’s is a registered member of the On Pack Recycling Logo Scheme (OPRL).

Duncrue Food Processors

In order to fully comply with NI Water consent levels, DFP invested in a state-of-the-art effluent treatment process which includes storage tanks and DAF plants. This ensures DFP is compliant with its licence requirements and that the business is utilising the best available technology to minimise the impact of its activities on the environment.

DFP has further invested in additional water recovery projects such as the open loop water system to closed loop water system. All cooling water pumped to ring main to be reused instead of being discharged to the sewer with all excess water to be pumped to storage tanks to be reused as cleaning water.

Linden Foods

As part of its GREENTRACK Strategy, Linden Foods have invested over £1m in a class leading refrigeration system incorporating heat recovery. This large infrastructure improvement and efficiency gains project has delivered on a number of key themes.

Instead of wasting heat to atmosphere the business can recover heat to pre-heat boiler feed water to 60 degrees. This has significantly reduced the overall gas/oil demand for the production of hot water. By investing in this heat recovery system and some additional areas we have reduced Linden Foods’ Carbon Footprint by 27% overall.

Fane Valley Feeds

The Omagh mill is a modern, purpose-built site, utilising energy efficient motors and a streamlined layout which minimises the movement of material through the manufacturing process, thereby reducing electricity consumption. We have invested over £48,000 in LED lighting across our sites in Omagh and Newry resulting in a 57% reduction in annual electricity. In addition the Omagh site utilises a bore-well to provide water for our manufacturing process and lorry wash, reducing our mains water usage by over 90%.

Both the Omagh and Newry mills have been converted to use natural gas to fuel the process of steam generation as it is a cleaner alternative to gasoil, this will result in a 31% reduction in CO2.

Silver Hill Duck

Silver Hill Duck is a founding member of Origin Green. Origin Green is the world’s first sustainability programme to operate on a national scale, uniting Government and industry, led by Bord Bia. We are currently in our Second plan (Phase 2) of this programme. It is a 5-year plan, running from 2016-2021. Each plan has a required number of targets for the company to abide by, and there is an annual review carried out by Bord Bia to monitor progress made on these targets.

Sustainability has always been an important part of the Silver Hill Duck business model. We have always believed we have a duty of care for the next generation and we must do all we can to leave the environment in a better place than how we received it.