Total Produce Ireland has today been awarded the prestigious Origin Green Gold standard in an online ceremony hosted in Dublin. Origin Green is the world’s only national food and drink sustainability programme and operates on a national basis, bringing together Government, the private sector and participants from right across the full food supply chain.
Dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability practices, Origin Green is operated by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board. At its heart lies a comprehensive programme based on the setting of ambitious sustainability related targets and ongoing performance measurement.
Key areas include Energy and Water Efficiency, Health and Nutrition, Raw Material Sourcing, Packaging, Waste Reduction, Biodiversity, Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion. All Origin Green submissions are independently audited, verified and accredited. Bord Bia introduced ‘Origin Green Gold’ in 2020 to recognise companies that have shown an exceptional performance in sustainability. Less than 10% of Origin Green Members achieved the Gold Standard in its inaugural year.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Des McCoy, Managing Director of Total Produce Ireland said:
“In Total Produce Ireland, we understand the importance that both consumers and our customers attach to the assurance of best sustainable practices right across the supply chain. The achievement of the Origin Green Gold standard is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues right across our operations to making Total Produce Ireland an ever more sustainable business”.