Carbery expands tree-planting initiative with support from West Cork farmers

Carbery, in conjunction with SWS Forestry, has announced the latest phase of the Carbery Tree Project whereby a further 12,000 native Irish trees will be given free to West Cork farmers for planting on their farms.

The initiative, which is the first of its kind for Ireland’s dairy industry, was first launched by Carbery in March 2016 and aims to address climate change at a local level by offsetting carbon emissions.

Carbery Group has invested significantly in supporting its sustainability programme and is fully committed to continuing its strong focus on improving the environment and promoting sustainability.

Winner at The Green Awards 2018

Carbery have won the Sustainable Energy Achievement Award at The Green Awards 2018. Now in its tenth year, the Green Awards 2018 gala ceremony took place on Tuesday, February 20th in Dublin. Over the last decade, the Green Awards has welcomed hundreds of green organisations to its event and has rewarded many of the key innovators and leaders in best green practice in Ireland.

Carbery wins in three categories at Agribusiness Awards 2017

Carbery Group has won awards in three categories at the third annual Agribusiness Awards ceremony held recently in Dublin.

Dan MacSweeney, CEO received the Agribusiness Leader 2017 award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of Ireland’s agribusiness sector.

Carbery Food Ingredients also won the Agribusiness of the Year category which recognised the organisation for its demonstrated excellence and innovation over the past 12 months.

In the Excellence in Sustainability category, Carbery won the top Award for its focus on sustainable development in the Agribusiness sector through the innovative and sustainable use of resources and prioritising the needs of the wider environment and society.

Launched in 2015, the Agribusiness Awards recognise and celebrate the most innovative organisations and individuals that have contributed to Ireland’s status as a global leader in this vital sector.

Some recent Carbery Group responsibility initiatives and investments.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The new Goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector can help accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. Carbery is committed to playing our part in achieving the sustainable development goals. At Carbery, we have a special focus on; life on land, responsible consumption & production, industry innovation and infrastructure, sustainable communities and gender equality. To find out more on our initiatives, and the role Carbery is playing, please contact Sinead Treanor, Sustainability Manager on

Winner of 2016 Excellence in Sustainability at the the Agribusiness Awards

Carbery has won the 2016 Excellence in Sustainability Award at the the Agribusiness Awards ceremony that took place on November 26th, in Dublin. The Agribusiness Awards have been launched to celebrate and recognise the organisations and individuals who have contributed to Ireland’s position as a global leader in the sector.

Some of Carbery’s key sustainability initiatives include:

  • Commitment to Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS)
  • The Carbery Greener Dairy Farms and the Digital Storytelling Initiative
  • Animal Health Ireland (AHI) partnership
  • Milk Supplier Tree Planting Programme
  • Our close connection with Co-Ops and the Community.

The award continues to build on the reputation of Carbery, and West Cork’s dedication to sustainability.

Carbery launches farmer tree project to address climate change locally


Carbery, in conjunction with SWS Forestry, has launched The Carbery Tree Project, whereby local farmers will be given 20 trees each for planting on their farms in an initiative to address climate change at a local level: offsetting carbon emissions, and increasing biodiversity. The project is the first scheme of its kind for the dairy industry in Ireland and involved all 1,314 suppliers across the four West Cork Co-ops. Over 26,000 trees were provided in biodegradable bags, during National Tree Week, that ran from the 6th-13th March.