For A Better Future
Sustainability From Farm To Glass
Our long-term success at Loughran Brewing Stores is dependent upon the health of our incredible planet and eco-system. We must conduct our work ‘From Farm To Glass’ without compromising the ability of future generations.
With this in mind, we must highlight our partners and customers who are leaders in environmentally sustainable practices, while constantly encouraging our colleagues and ourselves to do more.
We must never overlook the impact of every decision Loughran Brewing Stores makes on the environment, which will in turn affect our colleagues, customers, and local community.
Being part of a farming family, our founders believe that the land on which we live provides a link to both our past and our future.
Our agronomy programs are designed to produce grains that will provide excellent brewing and distilling performance. We select suitable quality crops for our brewing and distilling customers during harvest, and set aside the remaining portion for alternative uses.
These farming practices help create an economically sustainable outcome for our farm, allowing us to re-invest in it, improving our soil health, cultivating additional wildlife habitats and farming in harmony with nature. This sustainable approach to farming ensures that the next generation of our family will inherit a farm which has been enhanced by our activities, rather than degraded by them.
We have identified several additional measures we plan to take which will provide enhancements to wildlife habitats around our site including the installation of bird boxes, bat boxes, the construction of a bee habitat and additional ongoing planting of native trees. We also intend to carry out a survey of the various species of birds and mammals which call our facility and the land around it home.
Loughran Brewing Stores prides itself on being a zero-to-landfill company. We guarantee our suppliers and our customers that we dispose of no materials we accept to landfill. This ensures that we achieve a high level of recycling efficiency and our wastage and weight loss is kept to a minimum.
Loughran Brewing Stores occasionally receive materials onto our site which we are unable to recycle. In such instances these materials are not sent to landfill, instead that are sent for further processing at the premises of an authorised and pre-inspected third party, or are sent for recovery.
In 2021 we expect to install a solar array to provide a significant amount of our electricity needs, reducing our CO2 emissions even further. Rainwater is harvested from our roofs and used for a variety of applications including washing and cleaning, while waste plastic and cardboard packaging is carefully recycled on site by our sister company, Leinster Environmentals.
Approximately 22% of the total value of our finished product is accounted for by transportation costs. This component of our activities is a huge emitter of CO2. Our exact CO2 emissions in this field are difficult to calculate, in part due to the varying distances our goods travel and the different methods used (road & sea / ocean) however we have identified potential savings for the future.
By increasing our payload per truck or container, we can make considerable savings in both cost and CO2 emissions. With this in mind, we have set ourselves the target of increasing our average payload per truck movement by 5% and to calculate how many tonnes of CO2 emissions this will save.
100k in 30 Days
100K IN 30 DAYS FOR BREAST CANCER IRELAND IN JUNE 2021
Run, Walk or Wheel 100k in the 30 Days of June in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. This event is open to everyone from 4 to 84, young and old, any ability, anywhere in the world, you are all invited to take part in Irelands largest virtual event.
Loughran Brewing Stores take great pride in offering our time and skills to the organisation of this fantastic event. Our team will also be participating, we are happy for any of partners and customers to join us.
We are really excited and cannot wait for June.