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Origin Green Eligibility Criteria


Origin Green is a sustainability development programme that encompasses the Irish food supply chain and all associated activities from farming to food processing. Where ingredients are sourced from outside the Irish supply chain the food processing undertaken in Ireland must represent a significant element of the total manufacturing footprint. Where seafood is exported without further processing the producers involved are required to be members of a recognised Quality Assurance programme and which incorporates a sustainability element.

 

How much will it cost to be part of Origin Green?


The first stage i.e. Registration of Interest, is free.


The next stage, Formal Applications of Plans, costs €700. Plans will not be reviewed until payment is received.


Once plans are approved and the company becomes a member of Origin Green, an annual progress report fee of €350 will be due each year to cover the costs of third party verification.


Companies eligible for Marketing Assistance Programme (MAP) may have costs covered by this programme.

 

Support


Origin Green is here to help you with your Sustainability Plan.

Bord Bia hold a series of workshops that will guide you through the Origin Green sustainability plan template, giving you practical advice and examples of how you can finalise your sustainability plan so that it is ready for submission. Please note: Priority to attend one of these workshops will be given on a first come first served basis, in accordance with the Register of Interest date.

 

Sign up to the Origin Green programme

 

News & Reports

Sustainability Spotlight: Carbery Group

Origin Green is Ireland’s national food sustainability programme. It is a voluntary programme led by Bord Bia that brings together farmers, food producers, retailers and food service operators with the common goal of sustainable food production. This month, we speak to Enda Buckley, Director of Sustainability at Carbery Group.

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Free D&I Masterclass

We live in challenging times – especially in the Agri-food sector. In dealing with the impact of COVID and Brexit; it’s not always easy to face other challenges, such as diversity and inclusion in your workforce. Did you know that The Agri-Food and Diversity Initiative (AgDIf) can help?

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Building on proof and progress to meet the future needs of an evolving world

Many of Ireland’s food and drink producers and dedicated farmers are eight years into their Origin Green journey, and the events of the last 6 months have illustrated more than ever the importance of sustainability in our food and drink industry.

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