Glanbia Ireland and its farm family suppliers have achieved their ‘Operation Biodiversity’ target of planting 100,000 native trees and hedgerow plants, one year ahead of schedule.
To celebrate its sustainability commitment and to mark the significant decision taken by Glanbia Co-op to take full ownership of Glanbia Ireland, 10,000 potted native trees are being provided free to farm family suppliers and customers through the network of CountryLife Garden Centres along with the local branch in Athboy, Co. Meath.
John Murphy, chairman of Glanbia Ireland and Glanbia Co-op said: “Our farm family suppliers have demonstrated strong commitment to sustainability action by embracing the Operation Biodiversity initiative with great gusto.
“We pledged to plant 100,000 native trees and hedgerows in two years. It was one of several on-farm commitments also included in our ‘Living Proof’ sustainability strategy. Today, we are delighted to report we have reached this target – a full year ahead of schedule.