What is Origin Green?

About the Programme

Origin Green is the world’s first food and drink sustainability programme operating on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector, farmers and food producers.

Independent accreditation and verification are built into every stage of the supply chain. Independent accreditation at farm-level is provided to ISO: 17065 and Carbon Trust (PAS 2050), while food and drink manufacturers are independently verified by international auditors, SGS.

Origin Green provides Ireland’s food and drink industry with an infrastructure to measure and guide the improvement of their sustainability performance. It is open to all food and drink businesses in the Republic of Ireland, including manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.


Alignment with the United Nations Sustainability Goals

The United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UNSDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Origin Green aligns itself with the UNSDGs. In addition, Origin Green companies are aligning their sustainability commitments to this important global agenda.


The Origin Green programme aligns with nine of the following UNSDGs