Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia have been collaborating for a number of months on devising ways to further enhance the impact of Sustainability Plans put forward for Origin Green verification. A pilot project with up to five Enterprise Ireland food sector clients will be used to leverage Enterprise Ireland’s Green Offer supports to help companies gather hard data on environmental impacts from their operations and develop Key Performance Indicators. This data can then be used in formulating robust Sustainability Plans to further improve environmental performance. It is envisaged that this pilot project will deliver a beneficial outcome over the next number of months which may then become available to companies participating in the Origin Green programme.

The collaboration was launched at the recent Enterprise Excellence Conference held in May in Croke Park.