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Agricultural Sustainability Priority for Moy Park

7 August 2012, at 1:36am

NORTHERN IRELAND - The UK's leading producer of fresh, locally farmed chicken Moy Park, has outlined plans for further investment in its agricultural base in the company's Corporate Responsibility Report 2011/12.

The report captures the achievements the company has made in agricultural sustainability throughout the past year and its future plans, which includes a commitment to planting 90,000 trees on its farms across the UK.

In addition Moy Park uses under floor heating to reduce gas usage, has installed low energy lamps and fans and fitted automatic lighting controls in windowed housing which ensures lights are not in use when the houses are lit by daylight.

Mike Mullan, Moy Park Human Resources and Business Improvement Director said: "We are committed to acting responsibly as a company and this ethos not only delivers a competitive advantage to the business, by differentiating Moy Park from its competitors, it also impacts positively on employee wellbeing, our reputation as an ethical business and results in economic benefits - particularly through environmental improvements in energy, water and waste management. More and more, customers want to engage with businesses who share their corporate responsibility objectives and we have been successful in building relationships with our customers based on these common goals.

"In 2011/12 we have received recognition and awards for employment practices, the agricultural supply chain, environmental performance, sustainable best practise, manufacturing excellence and for the achievements of outstanding Moy Park employees."

Moy Park, who processes more than 200 million chickens, two million turkeys and 140,000 tonnes of poultry products per annum said it remains committed to investing and improving all aspects of its Corporate Responsibility by working closely with its customers, suppliers, government bodies and local communities in order to make a positive contribution.