Good Morning, My name is Rosita Moyles and I am here today from JM Food Services, in Navan ,Co. Meath and participant in the STEM Project. Being asked to speak today was an extremely nerve wrecking thought, however I felt that the STEM Project and all their team members did such a good job, that it should be considered an honor to be asked to speak here today! So I will start by telling you a little about JM Food Services. Quality Products Straight from the Manufacturer! JM Food Services How we began … We are a family lead business by John and Rosita Moyles. Having trained as a chef in Cathal Brugha Street, John worked passionately and energetically within the food service industry. As Johns reputation as a quality chef grew, local businesses began asking him to produce and supply quality meals to their establishments. Word of mouth spread and before long, the family garage was converted and a busy production of quality from ‘first principal’ food began. With the ever growing demand for our quality food, JM Food Services and our concept has evolved to today being well renowned for quality, value for money catering service. In 2004 we moved from the garage to our well equipped, smooth running factory unit in Mullaghboy Industrial Estate. Now employing 28 local personnel and incorporating all locally sourced produce, JM Food Services even through tough years and hard times, with our drive has gone from strength to strength, supplying local shops, bars, restaurants and catering for outside events. All our food is produced in house, additive free, from fresh locally sourced ingredients. Our expansion has continued over the years to include, four secondary schools and two primary school canteens, where we have successfully implemented a healthy eating campaign. On a daily basis we provide a hot meal along with a salad bar in all of the schools, thus assisting the children in achieving five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. Quality Products Straight from the Manufacturer! What We Do .. Our Goals • Quality Products • Value for Money • Convenient • Excellent Customer Service • Exceptional Taste Fresh, fresh, fresh "The only way to do great work, is to love what you do" (Steve Jobs) and here at JM Food Services we love what we do. Our purpose is to provide superior quality home cooked meals, delicatessen and bakery products to all of our customers every time. Whether its a corporate catering event, a school canteen or in our retail store, Simply Honest Food Hall, we continually and consistently achieve excellence in our field. We like to think that we have that extra special something. In 2013, Meath County Council, drew our attention to this new initiative. Immediately we were keen to: • Monitor and reduce our Environmental Impact and • Improve our operating efficiency. The Stem project offered two options to businesses to choose from: • Savings Or • Systems We choose ‘Savings’, as a small family run business we felt this was the most appropriate for us. Savings Each business was assigned a designated Environmental Officer, ours was Daniel Hughes. Daniel was a great help and helped identify cost savings in the areas of: • Energy • Waste • Water The Project aims to save a business on average £2,850 / €3,420 per year in these areas.* *Identified savings based on an annual resource spend of £20,000 or more. Initial Assessment This baseline assessment covered the activities and services of JM Food Services Ltd operating n Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan, Co. Meath. The Baseline Environmental Assessment questionnaire and a site inspection were completed 5th June 2013 by Dan Hughes and Therese Hamill. Key Area’s Applicable to JM Food Services: • • • • • Pollution Air Emissions Energy Water Waste Following our assessment we were give list of targets and objectives. For example – • Measuring and monitoring of water usage. Reduce water Consumption. • Improve on recycling. • Reduce/remove excess charges on electricity bills. We found this extremely helpful and a beneficial exercise that can be used on an ongoing basis. UKAS accredited Inspection body Tarian Inspection Services carried out an Environmental Management System inspection audit. Which we proudly passed. As a team we at JM Food Services, have definitely learned from taking part in the Stem Project. We are much more conscientious and aim to continue the systems we have implemented as a result of the Stem Project.