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Partnering with those who have a commitment to sustainability has benefits for your business.
Today, sustainability is a driving force for many businesses. We understand that it is increasingly a factor in choosing the suppliers or companies with whom you do business.
Working with Origin Green members you can be assured that the farmers and food producers you deal with are committed to sustainability. Our members are setting and achieving measurable targets, which in turn enables your business to meet its sustainability goals.
Origin Green is Ireland’s sustainability programme for the food and drink industry and is a full supply chain programme. It provides Irish food producers and manufacturers with an infrastructure with which to measure and guide improvement of their sustainability performance.
Bord Bia Quality Assurance & sustainability schemes underpin the Origin Green programme at farm-level. Beef, lamb and dairy farmers who are certified members of the Bord Bia Sustainable Beef & Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) and Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS) are automatically members of the Origin Green programme.
Companies are designated as verified members of Origin Green when their sustainability plan has been independently verified by the SGS group. Similar to manufacturers, retail and foodservice companies participate in Origin Green through the development and delivery of measurable and time-bound targets as part of a 3-5 year sustainability action plan. Ongoing membership of the programme is subject to the submission of an annual progress report that is also independently verified by SGS.
Read the latest Origin Green Sustainability Report to learn the programme’s progress to date
The Origin Green Proof
The Origin Green Charter directs companies to set meaningful and measurable sustainability goals that are then independently verified.
Once a producer has signed up to the Origin Green Charter, we agree on clear objectives across key target areas. The company creates a 3-5 year plan committing to sustainability improvements that are relevant to the individual business. These plans are independently verified by SGS, a third party agency, and monitored on an annual basis.
Learn more about this process in the video below:
If you are an Irish food or drink producer and would like to sign up to the programme, follow the link below to register your interest. If you’re a small to medium-sized food businesses, discover how Origin Green can help you.