On Wednesday 14th September 2022, we awarded 58 food and drink companies Gold Membership in recognition of their industry-leading sustainability ambitions
Since the establishment of the awards in 2020, over 130 Irish food and drink companies have been awarded Gold Membership. The number of awardees has increased year on year, highlighting the meaningful focus that companies are giving to their sustainability efforts in response to the urgency of climate change and the need for sustainable food production. This year, three companies celebrated their third consecutive year of Origin Green Gold Membership - Butler's Chocolates in Dublin, Norfish in Co Donegal, and Slaney Foods in Wexford.
Origin Green is the worlds' only national food and drink sustainability programme, enabling the industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively.
Origin Green collaborates with over 55,000 farms and 324 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.
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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Agri-food sector addressing climate action
On April 29th, the Origin Green Ambassadors joined us for a virtual event to present their Global Insights gathered during their 23-month partnerships with some of the leading Global Food and Beverage companies.
View the Global Insight Reports and watch the Presentations below.
Learn more about our new Executive Programme in partnership with Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin (UCD) to accelerate sustainability capability at Board and C-Suite level in Irish food, drink and horticulture businesses.