Environmental Policy Statement
Tipperary Co-operative Creamery Ltd recognises the fundamental importance between the interaction of food products and the environment. The company manufactures cheese, butter, powdered milk and whey produce at their facility located at, Station Road, Tipperary Town.
In order to ensure “continual improvement” of environmental performance and compliance with the requirements of our IPPC Licence (Reg. No. P0801-01) the following measures will be implemented:
- Undertake process and production operations in a manner which will minimise any risk to the environment and conserve Natural Resources as far as practicably possible.
- Ensure all our activities are in compliance with legal requirements relevant to our environmental aspects at International, E.U. and Irish levels.
- Assess the environmental impact before undertaking a major capital project, and take account of possible clean technologies to reduce pollution, promote waste minimisation, and conserve resources.
- Encourage all third parties involved in our business to adopt similar environmental standards to our own.
- Training and development of employees to conduct work in a manner which will achieve the company’s policy and objectives.
- Ensure that this Environmental Policy is clearly understood, implemented and maintained at all levels of the company.
- Review our Environmental Policy on a regular basis.
The Environmental policy shall be achieved through the implementation and maintenance of the Environmental Management System at all levels of the Organisation.
Natural Gas Project
Tipperary Co-op intends to be a leader in energy management, converting from heavy fuel oil to natural gas alone will reduce our carbon emissions by over 20% and is the equivalent of taking almost 3,000 cars off the road. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Simon Coveney, visited Tipperary Co-op in mid 2011 to formally launch the switch-on of natural gas.
- Pictured in Tipperary Co-op to launch the switch-on of natural gas are Ted O’Connor, General Manager, Matthew Quinlan, Chairman, Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Marine & Food & Fran McFadden, Bord Gais. Photo: O’Gorman Photography