The Origin Green programme measures the sustainability of 53,000+ primary producers across Ireland every 18 months. Farms are audited and certified for food safety, traceability, animal welfare. Other responsible farm measures include biodiversity and the use of water, energy, feed and fertiliser.
Origin Green verified members now account for over 90% of Ireland’s total food and drink exports portfolio. These members have committed to a minimum of six sustainability targets under the Origin Green Charter and have had their sustainability plans independently verified by international auditors, SGS.
Collaboration plays a key role in the enhancement and development of the Origin Green programme. Its rollout would not have been possible without assistance from a range of different stakeholders. The involvement of these collaborators is crucial to ensuring the successful delivery and ongoing implementation of Origin Green.