Sustainability and the environment are both values close to our hearts. We decided in 2009 to become a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network (BEN) which was launched in 2011 with the graduation of the founder members.
In the same year, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark was established. All BEN members are audited through a Code of Practice by the Geopark to assure the highest possible standards in ecotourism.
Below you will find all the initiatives and memberships we are proud to be a part of.
When creating a high quality product like Smoked Irish Organic Salmon, it is very important to have the necessary certifications and accreditation to maintain the exacting standard.
The Burren Smokehouse is a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network and actively works with other local businesses to promote sustainable travel to and in the Burren that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people and those enjoying this unique landscape.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark’s ultimate aim is to spearhead sustainable tourism that develops and promotes the area as a truly special encounter-rich destination, strengthens the local economy and improves the visitor experience. To achieve this goals, a Code of Practice in Sustainable Tourism was developed for the members of the Burren Ecotourism Network.
Bord Bía, the Irish food marketing board, has initiated a sustainability programme which is the only one in the world. It is called Origin Green, and the Burren Smokehouse has been certified and is a verified member of this new scheme.
We are committed to conserve Energy, reduce Waste generated and Recycle as much as possible of the raw materials that we utilise in the Burren Smokehouse. We are also committed to sustainable tourism and sustainable production and sourcing of food, to care for the environment and to leave as little trace as possible.
As increasing numbers of people seek the beauty of outdoor recreation, the environment comes under increasing pressure from littering, disturbance to vegetation, wildlife, livestock and other people as well as water pollution. They are all indicators that we need to develop a national ethic that protects both natural and cultural heritage.
The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark is partnering with Leave No Trace Ireland to identify and target opportunities for reducing environmental impact in recreational activity within the region.
The Burren Smokehouse is delighted to participate in the 2023 Brexit Processing Capital Support Scheme which is funded by the Eurpean Union's Brexit Adjustment Reserve Scheme and supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara. As part of this scheme, the Burren Smokehouse is investing, with support from the scheme, in infrastructure and environmental efficiency which will enhance its digital capability, processing efficiency and reduce its environmental impact.