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Kieran Conroy

Country Manager, Nestlé Ireland

Partnerships with organisations, charities and other non-governmental organisations across Ireland are making a difference through food for people and pets.

All communities should have the tools and resources necessary to help their neighbours thrive. However, in the current climate, this isn’t always possible. Over the past few years at Nestlé Ireland, we’ve made it our mission to forge new relationships and show our support for community organisations, charities and non-governmental organisations across the country.

Partnerships and ethical responsibility

Our partnerships with these organisations play a huge role in helping us to have a more positive and meaningful impact. This year, our teams are embarking on strategic and valuable approaches with partners including the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA), Dublin Simon and Paralympics Ireland. For instance, we have delivered more than 4 million cups of coffee to Dublin Simon and hundreds of thousands of pet food meals to the DSPCA.

We’re conscious of our ethical responsibility to ensure no good food goes to waste.

We’re also conscious of our ethical responsibility to ensure no good food goes to waste, particularly today with food insecurity at an all-time high. Since 2018, Nestlé Ireland has been the only food supplier to donate all its surplus food to FoodCloud while also making a financial contribution per pallet. FoodCloud ensures food supplies are provided to the most vulnerable members of society, with the equivalent of more than 250,000 meals going to those in need since our partnership began.

Dedication to community growth

Community work should also extend beyond the core operations of our business model in Ireland, so we have ensured our employees have time to dedicate to volunteer to local causes. Each year, Nestlé Ireland partners with An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme to look after the environment on our coastlines by organising beach clean-ups around the country.

All our community efforts are connected to being a business that is a force for good. In our position as a leading food and beverage company, we are committed to making a real positive difference every day — for people, pets, communities and the planet.

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