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A message from our CEO

Bord Bia’s CEO Tara McCarthy outlines the progress made by Origin Green & highlights how sustainable food production will be more important than ever as we plan recovery from the Coronavirus crisis.

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What is Origin Green?

Origin Green is Ireland’s pioneering food and drink sustainability programme, operating on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and the full supply chain from farmers to food producers and right through to the foodservice and retail sectors. The programme is the worlds’ only national food and drink sustainability programme, and enables the industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively. 

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Origin Green collaborates with over 53,000 farms and 320 leading Irish food and drink companies to prove and improve the sustainability of the food they produce to meet the evolving needs of global customers and consumers. Verified Origin Green members account for 90% of our food and drink exports and over 70% of the retail market. Becoming an Origin Green member means that your organisation will have the tools to produce food and drink in a sustainable manner now and into the future.

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Sustainability Spotlight: Carbery Group

Origin Green is Ireland’s national food sustainability programme. It is a voluntary programme led by Bord Bia that brings together farmers, food producers, retailers and food service operators with the common goal of sustainable food production. This month, we speak to Enda Buckley, Director of Sustainability at Carbery Group.

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Free D&I Masterclass

We live in challenging times – especially in the Agri-food sector. In dealing with the impact of COVID and Brexit; it’s not always easy to face other challenges, such as diversity and inclusion in your workforce. Did you know that The Agri-Food and Diversity Initiative (AgDIf) can help?

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Building Superior Confidence

Our recent research on Diversity and Inclusion in the Irish Food and Drinks Sector: Accelerating Diversity in the Food & Drink Industry, highlighted the importance of Confidence as a career advancement factor for women. 64% of leaders and 62% of employees rated it as a top 3 factor. Confidence is Key!

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