Foyle Food Group turns to Electric Ireland to reach sustainability targets

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Food group switches to green tariff to guarantee 100% renewable energy

Foyle Food Group moved to green electricity from August 1st to reduce their scope 2 emissions, through this switch Foyle has projected a 7% reduction in manufacturing emissions in 2022 by switching to Electric Ireland’s green tariff, as part of their ambition plans to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 28% by 2030.

A family-owned business with over 40 years of expertise in the beef industry, Foyle Food Group has 5 dedicated sites across Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland, which, with the help of Electric Ireland, have now all migrated to using 100% certified renewable energy.

“At the heart of our business is our commitment to promoting practices that protect and regenerate the land around us, as this is what guarantees that we produce the highest quality and tasting products. Reducing emissions across all sectors is critical to safeguarding the future of our planet, which is why Foyle Food Group has set itself a target of reducing Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 28% by 2030”, said Group Operations Director, Malachy McAteer.

“Working within the food industry we have a high energy usage and electricity makes up 29% of our entire energy portfolio. As such, we recognised that switching to renewables would play a key role in enabling us to reach these targets.”

The choice for Foyle Food Groups was easy when it came to picking a renewables supplier:

“When we decided to switch to renewables, choosing a supplier was easy - we have a longstanding relationship with Electric Ireland, who have proven time and time again to be the most competitive Electric supplier operating in the NI & ROI market. Switching to their green tariff was a seamless process and gives us the security of knowing that 100% of the energy we use is renewably sourced”, Malachy explained.

Through its partnership with Electric Ireland, Foyle Food Group also has access to reliable billing and an energy analysis platform to manage energy on a weekly basis and plan for longer term developments via the Business Online platform.

About Foyle Food Group

Founded in 1977, the Foyle Food group is a family-owned business with over 40 years of expertise in beef supply chain and processing. With farming and agriculture central to the business, Foyle Food Group is committed to promoting the practices that protect and regenerate the land. Foyle Food Group is dedicated to operating as a sustainable business and committed to doing that well.

Electric Ireland Green Tariff:

Electric Ireland guarantees that 100% of the electricity supplied to you under this price plan is sourced from renewable generation, in accordance with the Commission for Regulation of Utilities Green Source Product Verification process.

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