Food for thought: Dawn Meats wins Bord Bia diversity awards
Pictured are Gill Higgins, Niall Browne, Richard Clinton, and Philip Tallon of Dawn Meats accepting the Bord Bia Diversity and Inclusion Award at the RDS, Dublin
Waterford’s Dawn Meats has jointly won the top Diversity & Inclusion award at the Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards 2019.
The firm employs more than 7,300 people in this country and globally and it has been rewarded for its policies that reflects its multi-cultural workforce.
Dawn Meats shared the award with Diageo, the parent company of Guinness.
“This award is testament both to our diverse workforce and the diversity of the markets we serve,” CEO Niall Browne said.
“As a global business, we want to continue to attract the best talent from all areas and backgrounds.
“Our diversity and inclusion strategy ensures we can do that by maintaining an environment that fosters mutual employee respect and promotes productive relationships.
“I’d also like to extend my congratulations to Diageo, a worthy winner and partner in the Open Doors initiative and we are pleased to be recognised alongside them in this category.”
Dawn Meats is a founding member of Open Doors, an initiative that provides training and employment opportunities to marginalised groups in society, people with disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers and people under 25 experiencing educational barriers.
The company was established in Waterford and has grown to a business with over €2bn in annual revenue and operations in 12 countries.