On April 26th 2017, Compass Ireland became a verified member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainability Programme, emphasising its commitment to sustainability in the Irish food service sector.
Origin Green is a renowned, world leading sustainability programme for the entire Irish food and drink industry. Bord Bia established the programme in 2012 at farm level, then moved into manufacturing, and most recently extended and customised the programme for the food service late in 2016.
To become a member of the programme, Compass Ireland has committed to a comprehensive development plan that sets out clear targets in key areas such as food waste, water and energy use, responsible sourcing of products, health and nutrition and social sustainability. This plan was then independently audited by renowned international auditors, SGS, before being approved to be a verified member of Origin Green.
Eighteen clear targets have been set across several areas of the business including; responsible sourcing, environmental impact, employees and the community, all to be achieved by 2020. It’s also planned that 60% of Compass Ireland’s Irish listed food suppliers will be Origin Green members by that date. We will be monitoring our progress in all areas and will continue to report on progress in all target areas on an annual basis.