At the Connemara Smokehouse we recognise that everything we do has an impact on the environment.
We are trying to minimise any adverse environmental impacts associated with our activities and continuously improve our environmental performance.
We aim to:
- Comply with all relevant environmental legislation and industry standards
- Reduce our use of non-renewable resources and of energy produced from such resources
- Reduce and recycle waste wherever practical
- Prevent and minimise risks of water pollution
- Use all resources as efficiently as possible
- Increase the percentage of recycled materials we use and materials from renewable sources
- Pass on the benefits of improved environmental practice to our staff and visitors
- Strive for continuous improvement in our environmental management
We intend to do this by:
Reviewing our environmental impact annually to ensure that we maintain high environmental standards
Specifically we are:
Sourcing our fish locally means that we reduce the distance travelled, it also means that we are supporting the local economy and community, which are key factors in creating a sustainable future.
- We are certified with The Irish Organic Trust to produce Connemara Smokehouse Smoked Irish Organic Salmon, Smoked Irish Organic Honey Roast Salmon, Smoked Irish Organic Roast Salmon and Irish Organic marinated Salmon – Gravadlax
- Sourcing wind generated electricity from Airtricity in an effort to reduce our overall carbon footprint
- Trying to conserve energy and water through regular checks and servicing of equipment
- Using energy efficient lighting throughout our premises
- Reducing our waste through re-use and recycling
- We employ staff who live locally. They support the local economy and its services.
- Educating, training and motivating staff to work in an environmentally responsible manner and to play a full part in developing new ideas and initiatives
- Graham and Saoirse are Slow Food Members and are firm believers and supporters of the movement
- Communicating our environmental actions to our visitors
With this we won “Best Use of Sustainable Local Fish Award” at the Good Food Ireland Awards 09′