Musgrave is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Martin, CEO Musgrave Group to the board of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI). Founded in 2000, BITCI is the network for responsible business in Ireland.
Commenting on his appointment to the Business in the Community Ireland board, Chris Martin, CEO Musgrave Group said, “Business in the Community provides invaluable guidance to businesses seeking to build their sustainability credentials and I am looking forward to supporting this agenda and sharing our experience at Musgrave. As one of Ireland’s longest-running family businesses, our commitment to sustainability has been a guiding force throughout our 140-year history. We attribute our success in part to our strong focus on long-term relationships and responsible business practices put in place by our founders, Thomas and Stuart Musgrave.
“We recognise that at Musgrave we have, within our sphere of influence, an opportunity and a responsibility to shape and influence positive change and we are taking action in this regard. The objectives of the BITCI are perfectly aligned to our own objective of continuing to grow good business.”
Tina Roche, Chief Executive, Business in the Community Ireland added, “We are delighted to have someone of Chris‘ calibre join the board of Business in the Community Ireland. Musgrave is one of the leading companies when it comes to best practice in sustainability so Chris will provide great leadership and guidance to our organisation. I truly believe we have one of the best boards in the country and it is made even stronger with this new appointment.”
Founded in Cork in 1876, this year Musgrave celebrates 140 years in family business, supporting thousands of other family businesses. Under Chris Martin’s direction, Musgrave has leveraged its unique business model, partnering with entrepreneurial retailers to grow the SuperValu, Centra, MarketPlace and Daybreak brands, all of which are leaders in their respective markets.
Musgrave has been pioneering ambitious sustainability initiatives since the early 1990s and first received the Business Working Responsibly Mark from BITCI in 2014. Earlier this year, Musgrave became the first food retail and wholesale group in Ireland to become a verified member of the Origin Green sustainability programme – Ireland’s national sustainability programme for the food and drink industry.
Musgrave partners with over 1,450 independent retailers throughout the island of Ireland and Spain and together with these retail partners, the company supports more than 45,000 jobs.
All BITCI board members act in a voluntary capacity.