Origin Green – a collective commitment to sustainability
In 2013, Kerry became an approved member of Origin Green, the nationally accredited sustainability programme of An Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board).
Origin Green is an ongoing voluntary programme that seeks to demonstrate the commitment of Irish food and drink manufacturers to operate in the most sustainable manner possible. The programme aims to ensure that:
- Irish food and drink suppliers become globally recognised for their industry-leading sustainability practices
- Ireland is recognised as a world leader in high-quality food production
- The commitment of Irish food and drink producers to operate sustainably in terms of raw material sourcing, greenhouse gas emissions, energy conservation, water management, biodiversity, community initiatives and health and nutrition is demonstrated through the programme
- Origin Green enables the industry to demonstrate individually and collectively its commitments to sustainability
Kerry's Origin Green Plan includes our ambitions, initiatives and specific targets and timelines in key sustainability areas, which Kerry has committed to for the next number of years. In 2014, Kerry submitted its first Annual Progress Report to Bord Bia, outlining the progress made against our Origin Green commitments. Our performance was reviewed and verified against the Origin Green Sustainability Charter.