Message from Siobhan Talbot – Glanbia Group MD
“Our vision is to be the leading global performance nutrition and ingredients group. Glanbia plc now has a presence in 34 countries and our products are sold or distributed in over 130. We already hold leading positions in key markets, and we aim to maintain these while also looking for select opportunities for further growth.
As we embark on an exciting new era in Irish farming, I would like to take the opportunity to recognise the contribution made by our farmer suppliers, shareholders and trading customers, who are at the heart of this organisation.
I am very conscious that our success and growth has, and will continue to be, down to our many stakeholders working together to achieve a common goal. We have a unique, integrated business model - inherent in the Plc and Society and this has enabled us to deliver on our ambitious growth targets.
As Group MD, I am very ambitious for all parts of the business ; Global Performance Nutrition, Global Ingredients division, Dairy Ireland and our Joint Ventures & Associates – which includes Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII).
Our business is right at the centre of major global trends around food and nutrition and we are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the growth opportunities this creates.
Our wide portfolio of businesses allows us to reach global markets with everything from established brands to new and more nutritional foods. We combine our unique portfolio of dairy and non-dairy ingredients with a forward-thinking and innovative approach. It's a combination that gives us an exciting future as a global leader in performance nutrition and nutritional ingredients.
We have a clear strategic direction for the next phase of sustainable growth for the Group. Our 2014 results were strong with continued double-digit earning’s growth. This is the fifth consecutive year of double digit earnings growth which is an excellent achievement by any standard. The outlook for 2015 is positive and the ambitious strategic targets we set ourselves to 2018 remain on track. Working together we can ensure that Glanbia remains at the forefront of the exciting opportunities that will emerge in a post-quota era and by doing so, deliver long term value for all our stakeholders.”