Health and Sustainability

At Vending Ireland, we are committed to providing healthy options for our clients and their customers. We provide low or no calorie options and transparent nutritional information; we proudly support community programmes; we always market responsibly; and we are working to reduce the impact of our packaging on the planet.

Net Zero

With a holistic sustainability strategy, supported by an ambition to achieve Net Zero by 2040, our targets are aligned with a 1.5-degree pathway and guided by our approved Science Based Targets in which we have committed to reduce our value chain emissions in scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 25%, with a further 50% reduction in the following decade. NetZeroby40 is the ultimate destination of a journey we started many years ago. In our manufacturing facility, we have already reduced our direct emissions by 60%, and our overall emission by 32%

Sustainable Sourcing and Packaging

Sustainable sourcing and packaging are key priorities for our business. As part of our World Without Waste initiative we are working to design more sustainable packaging. All of our bottles and cans are 100% recyclable, and through significant investment in recycled plastic 52% of the PET we used is recycled PET (rPET) and we aim to significantly accelerate this. Alongside this, we aim to collect and recycle the equivalent of a bottle or can for each one we sell by 2030, to design more sustainable packaging and to partner with NGOs, customers and stakeholders to give packaging materials more than one life.

Sugar Reduction

Vending Ireland is committed to offering low, no-calorie drinks and alternative snacking choices for our customers. We aim to provide greater choice and control by providing more diet, light and zero-calorie options. Across the island of Ireland, we’ve already reformulated many of our drinks to contain less sugar and fewer calories. Today, 64% of our total sales comprises drinks with less than 5g sugar per 100ml.