Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

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Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector
December 12
10:24 2023
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Bord Bia has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023. Gold Membership is given to companies, which are members of the Origin Green programme, in recognition of their enhanced sustainability efforts.

Since the establishment of the awards in 2020, a total of 234 Irish food, drink and horticulture companies have been awarded Gold Membership. Overall, the 97 companies come from 21 counties and represent sectors such as dairy, meat, seafood and aquaculture, confectionary, beverages, and horticulture.

Deirdre Ryan, Director of Sustainability and Quality Assurance, Origin Green at Bord Bia,who officially announced the 2023 Gold Members, said: “Origin Green continues to be a pioneering programme for sustainability in Ireland. We work with more than 300 companies to help them set and achieve sustainability plans and set out to acknowledge companies which have performed exemplary in target areas through the annual Gold Member status. This year, we are thrilled to announce 97 companies which have achieved Gold Membership for 2023.

“I would like to particularly congratulate Butlers Chocolates and Tirlán which both achieved Gold Membership status for the fourth year in a row. The increase in Gold Members this year is reflective of the drive and commitment that many companies across the Irish food, drink and horticulture sector hold in achieving their sustainability targets. I look forward to seeing all of our 2023 Gold Members continue to champion sustainability in the coming years.

“It is particularly pleasing to see that 80% of our Gold Members are from the SME sector, as typically, smaller companies do not have large teams working in the area of sustainability and in many cases, their achievements are based on the drive and energy of one person within the company.”

Commenting on the Gold Membership Awards, Jim O’Toole, CEO of Bord Bia, said: “The growing number of companies reaching sustainable targets and achieving Gold Membership is encouraging and we look forward to continuing to support Irish food and drink businesses in their drive to achieve sustainable operations.

“However, we can’t stand still. On the contrary, we have to re-double our collective efforts. Under Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, the agri-food sector has to reduce its emissions by 25% by 2030. By working closely with like-minded organisations, we at Bord Bia and the Origin Green programme will provide the leadership and technical support to the industry to ensure sustainability continues to drive positive change in the sector.

“We must build upon the progress that we have already made in areas such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving biodiversity, and our collective focus on water quality and availability, animal health and welfare, and overall food safety and quality. We do this not just to meet consumers’ demands and Government targets – but most importantly because it is the right thing to do.”

Origin Green Gold Members 2023

Through independent verification, the companies below were awarded Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023:

  1. ABP Foods
  2. All Real Nutrition
  3. Airgi Caise Buabhaill Maigh Chromtha Teoranta T/A Macroom Buffalo Cheese Products Ltd
  4. Aran Ard Teoranta T/A Gallaghers Bakery & Promise Gluten Free
  5. Arthur Mallon
  6. Ashbourne Meats
  7. Atlanfish Ltd
  8. Atlantis Seafood
  9. Ballykilcavan Brewing Company
  10. Ballymaloe
  11. Bantry Bay Seafood
  12. Barry John Sausages
  13. BC Shellfish Ltd.
  14. Bells Isle Seafoods Ltd/ Irish Oysters Harvest Ltd.
  15. Blenders
  16. Boann Distillery Limited
  17. Butlers Chocolates
  18. Carbery
  19. Cashel Farmhouse Cheese
  20. Clonakilty Food
  21. Clonakilty Distillery
  22. Connemara Organic Seaweeds Ltd
  23. Connemara Seafoods
  24. Dairy Concepts IRL
  25. Dairygold Food Ingredients
  26. Dawn Farm Foods
  27. Divillys
  28. Drover Foods Ltd
  29. Errigal Bay
  30. Farmers to Market
  31. Finnegan’s Farm
  32. Flahavan & Sons Ltd
  33. Folláin
  34. Foyle Food Group
  35. Galmere Fresh Foods Ltd
  36. Glenilen Farm Ltd
  37. Glenisk
  38. Golden Bake Ltd
  39. Greenfield Foods Ltd
  40. Greenhill Fruit Farm Ltd
  41. Ice Cream Treats
  42. IGWT Poultry Services
  43. Irish Country Meats
  44. Irish Distillers
  45. Kearney’s Home Baking
  46. Keelings
  47. Keoghs
  48. Keohane Seafoods
  49. Kepak Group
  50. Kerrigan’s Mushrooms
  51. Kerry Group
  52. Key Ingredients
  53. Killibegs Seafood
  54. Killowen Farm
  55. Kinnegar Brewing
  56. Kinsale Mead Co
  57. Kish Fish
  58. Lee Strand Cooperative Creamery Ltd
  59. Liffey Meats
  60. Loughnane (Galway) Ltd
  61. Mc Cormack Family Farms
  62. Meitheal Trá na Rinne Teo
  63. Mienas
  64. Monaghan Mushrooms Group
  65. Morans Megajam Ltd
  66. Mulroy Bay Mussels Ltd
  67. Murphys Home Baking
  68. Niks Tea
  69. Oakpark
  70. O’Brien’s Fine Foods
  71. O’Connell Heritage Ltd
  72. Oliver Carty & Family
  73. Pearse Lyons Distillery
  74. Plant It
  75. Powerscourt Distillery
  76. Quinlan’s Fish
  77. Renegade Waterford Distillery
  78. Sam Dennigan and Company UC
  79. Secret Recipes
  80. Silver Hill Duck
  81. Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd
  82. Slaney Farms Produce Ltd
  83. Sliogeisc na Rossan
  84. Sofrimar
  85. Sushi King
  86. Tea & Coffee Warehouse Ltd
  87. The Culinary Food Group
  88. Tirlán
  89. Trudies Catering Kitchen
  90. Una O Dwyer Ltd T/A Cashel Fine Foods
  91. Velo Coffee Roasters
  92. West Coast Crab Sales Ltd
  93. Wexford Home Preserves
  94. Wicklow Way Wines
  95. Wild Atlantic Shellfish Ltd
  96. Woodstown Bay Shellfish Ltd
  97. Wyeth Nutritional Ireland

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