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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.

News & Reports

Progress Update Report

This report provides an overview of Origin Green, its sustainability efforts and most importantly key results achieved both at farm and company level. It provides award winning sustainability examples from the farming and seafood sectors and 15 company case studies showing how Origin Green is inspiring an entire industry towards sustainable production. It also outlines some of the programme's future outlooks including next steps and future strategic objectives.

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Bord Bia Food and Drink awards

On November 27th, Bord Bia presented nine awards for excellence to some of Ireland’s foremost organisations and brands at the biennial Food and Drink Awards in Dublin’s RDS.

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Building on proof and progress to meet the future needs of an evolving world

Many of Ireland’s food and drink producers and dedicated farmers are eight years into their Origin Green journey, and the events of the last 6 months have illustrated more than ever the importance of sustainability in our food and drink industry.

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