Sustainability Report 2016
Launched in 2012, Origin Green is the national sustainability programme for the Irish food and drink industry. It is the only sustainability programme in the world which operates on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and food and drink producers, through Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.
Since the inception of Origin Green, over 137,000 carbon assessments have been completed on Irish beef and dairy farms up to the end of 2016. These audits have provided Bord Bia with some 24.7 million pieces of information on the performance of Irish farms with regard to sustainable practices. At manufacturing level over 500 food and drink companies are participating in Origin Green. Last year also saw the introduction of retail and foodservice companies to the programme, thus ensuring all levels of the supply chain are participating in Origin Green for the first time.
This second annual sustainability report gives a detailed update on Origin Green and its progress to date, across all levels of the supply chain. The report highlights the future programme development and the ambitions for delivering on our vision for 2025.