The Origin Green promise is an unprecedented one. It is the only sustainability programme in the world that operates on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and food producers through Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.
Independently verified, it enables Ireland’s farmers and producers to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets – reducing environmental impact, serving local communities more effectively and protecting the extraordinarily rich natural resources that our country enjoys.
Our Origin Green targets are:
• By December 2017 absolute energy kWh per kilogram of cheese reduced by 8%, and a 5% reduction in Co2 emissionos.
• Water usage reduction 50% in the period 2012-2017
• Support and grow the level of commitment to Social, Sustainable Community Initiatives year on year.
At the heart of the Origin Green programme is the Origin Green charter, a guideline document to the workings of the Origin Green programme.
From coast to coast, from seabed to soil, our ever-growing numbers of Origin Green members are fully committed to developing more stringent ways of working which will see 100% of Ireland’s food and drink exports on the road to sustainability by 2016.