Origin Green is Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme, developed by Bord Bia. The programme was developed with the intent to market the commitment of Irish food and drink manufacturers, farmers, and retail and foodservice operators, to producing in a sustainable manner. Ireland enjoys a strong and enduring international reputation as a source of natural, high quality food, drink and ingredients, so in order to drive a further preference for Irish food and drink, Bord Bia launched the Origin Green programme.

What value can Origin Green deliver for your company?
Strong sustainability credentials offer the food and drink sector considerable
opportunities – provided we can demonstrate that improved performance is being
achieved. The Origin Green Sustainability Charter can act as the vehicle to prove
our credentials.At an individual manufacturer level, it has been proven that sustainable production
practices can result in greater efficiency. Greater efficiency means reduced costs. A
second benefit offered by embracing sustainability is its potential to deliver a point of
differentiation in what remains an extremely competitive marketplace

Deciding on Target Areas
The Sustainability Charter for an individual company should include plans and targets
under the following three action areas:

  • Raw Material Sourcing
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Social Sustainability