At Kerry we are mindful of our impact on the environment and recognise the fundamental importance of a healthy ecosystem for our shared future. We understand that our day-to-day activities contribute to some of the world’s key environmental challenges and we continue to look for new and more efficient ways to do things.
Across all Kerry Group manufacturing sites, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions, lowering our water use, and minimising our waste. Where we do create waste streams within our business, we look at how these can be diverted from landfill and used as a resource elsewhere.
To support these efforts on environmental stewardship, accredited environmental management systems are being rolled out across qualifying sites. We have made strong progress with over 80% of eligible sites having already achieved ISO 14001 and we continue to advance certification of the Group's remaining locations with anticipated completion by 2020. We also continue to increase the number of energy intensive sites with ISO 50001 Energy Management certification, adding a further five locations in 2018.