Jose Armario, McDonald’s; Joao Lopes, McDonald’s; Francesca DeBiase, McDonald’s; Richard Clinton, Dawn Meats; Niall Browne, Dawn Meats; Brian Hyland, Dawn Meats; Doug Goare, McDonald’s Europe; and Keith Kenny, McDonald’s Europe

Dawn Meats awarded McDonald’s Europe ‘Sustainability Supply Award’
Jose Armario, McDonald’s; Joao Lopes, McDonald’s; Francesca DeBiase, McDonald’s; Richard Clinton, Dawn Meats; Niall Browne, Dawn Meats; Brian Hyland, Dawn Meats; Doug Goare, McDonald’s Europe; and Keith Kenny, McDonald’s Europe

Irish company Dawn Meats has been awarded the McDonald’s Europe ‘Sustainable Supply Award’ at the bi-annual McDonald’s Europe Supply Chain Symposium in Lisbon, Portugal.

This is awarded to the supplier that has shown outstanding leadership and demonstrable results in making the McDonald’s supply chain more sustainable.

Dawn Meats has won a number of sustainability awards in recent years, including in the global Best of Sustainable Supply awards in 2014.

Niall Browne, CEO Dawn Meats, said: “We have worked collaboratively across a range of sustainability challenges both internal and external and have delivered tangible benefits for our business, our customers and our suppliers. We look forward to building on this progress in the months and years ahead.”

A key commitment on sustainable supply for McDonald’s is to begin buying verified sustainable beef in 2016. Dawn Meats is supporting this initiative through active membership of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform for sustainable beef and verified membership of Origin Green.