Established in 1987, Glenisk is a family business, based in Killeigh, Co Offaly
Glenisk produces a range of organic dairy products and goats milk products, now available nationwide in all multiples and independents
Driven by a green vision, Glenisk pioneered organic dairy sector in Ireland:
Converted to organic production in 1995, despite absence of supply of organic milk and low apparent consumer demand
Three-fold challenge involved securing a viable organic milk supply (encouraging farmers to convert); building consumer demand by educating consumers on the benefits of organics; encouraging retailers to list the ranges
A business, driven by a green vision – no greenwashing
Promotion of Organic Agriculture.
Fairtrade policy regarding sourcing of ingredients; focus on sustainable sources i.e. packaging approved by Forest Stewardship Council; fruit by Rainforest Alliance
Eco-build manufacturing facility
Commitment to sustainable energy – wind turbines, airtricity at plant, bio fuel for vehicles, electric sampling vehicle etc.
Measurement and reduction of carbon footprint – auditing plant and farms
97% Internal Recycling Rate
Support for environmental charities and causes including GM Free Ireland Network, Cultivate, The Organic Centre etc.
Winner of multiple environmental awards: Environmental Enrichment Award 2009; National Organic Awards 2009, 2008; Repak Award for Outstanding Practice 2008; Green Product of the Year 2008; Bord Bia Making a Difference Award 2007
Glenisk & Organic Agriculture From 1 organic farm in 1995, Glenisk now supports 50 family farms across Ireland, procuring 90% of the organic milk produced on the island. Supplier Map