Origin Green Sustainability Charters
At the core of the Origin Green programme is the Origin Green Sustainability Charter. Before becoming a verified member of Origin Green, a manufacturer, retailer or foodservice operator must sign up to their relevant Origin Green Charter. It is worth noting that the Sustainability Charter does not apply to farmers. Farmers become members of Origin Green through Sustainable Assurance Schemes.
There are Sustainability Charters, one for manufacturers and another for retail and foodservice operators:
What is the purpose of the Charter?
The charter helps guide the development of a three-to-five year plan committing to sustainability improvements. All Origin Green sustainability plans are independently verified by Mabbett, a third-party agency, and monitored on an annual basis through progress reporting which is also independently verified by Mabbett.
The Charter promotes best practice in the design, implementation, and reporting of environmental and other sustainability practices in the Irish food and drink industry - it also demonstrates the sustainability credentials of individual members. Origin Green reports on the cumulative progress of members through an annual sustainability report.
As part of their commitment to this charter, food and drink manufacturers must agree to implement clear objectives across three key areas:
Retail and Foodservice Charter
As part of the commitment to this charter, retail and foodservice operators must agree to clear objectives across four key areas:
*A food waste target is mandatory for all companies participating at this level of the programme.