The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle T.D. addressed Bord Bia’s Foodservice Market Insights Seminar in Paris on the 9th of December and that evening hosted the annual Bord Bia trade reception at the Embassy of Ireland. During the reception over 50 representatives from 25 Irish exporters met with in excess of 200 French food and drink buyers, deepening the long established trading relationship between the two countries.
Minister Doyle and Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia also met with Neil Barrett, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Sodexo who will host Bord Bia’s first Origin Green Ambassador to be based in the French market as of January 2017. Sodexo is the world’s largest services company with operations in 80 countries, including Ireland, and is the number one French-based employer worldwide. Sodexo’s global corporate responsibility roadmap, Better Tomorrow 2025 defines the company’s commitments to 2025. The Origin Green Ambassador will focus on implementing sustainability initiatives, as part of the company’s commitment to responsible sourcing during the first half of 2017.