Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, was on hand to give out the gongs at the annual Bord Bia Food and Drink Industry Awards Wednesday 29th November 2017 in the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin.
Regarded as the Oscars of the Irish food and drink scene, the awards ceremony was a lavish affair.
Monaghan Mushrooms received the ‘Sustainability, Project Impact Award’ for successfully demonstrating that the company is at the technical and environmental forefront of the mushroom business.
The results of their sustainability efforts has led them to develop a vitamin D enriched mushroom which benefits both the customer and the environment simultaneously.
Donna McKenna, Environmental Manager, Monaghan Mushrooms said: “We were absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the Sustainability, Project Impact category, which recognises project impact in corporate sustainability. Our ambition to increase the health and nutritional value of mushrooms inspired the research project leading to the development of our new Vitamin D enriched Monaghan Mushrooms product”. “It is an honour to be recognised for the work we are doing in the area of sustainability and we hope it encourages others in the industry to do the same” added Leanne Wilson, also within the Environmental Department at Monaghan Mushrooms.
The company website states: “Environmental sustainability is essential and it is expected. Monaghan Mushrooms continuously strive to incorporate sustainability into all avenues of the business and many initiatives have been undertaken in recent years to not only limit our impact on the environment, but to enhance its stability for the future.” Well done that firm.