Musgrave has confirmed it has achieved Origin Green certificaion for a fifth consecutive year, becoming the longest verified retail member of the programme.

In 2016, Musgrave became the first food retail, wholesale, and foodservice company to attain membership of Origin Green, which is Ireland’s national sustainability programme for the food and drink industry. The programme, accredited by Bord Bia, enables the industry in Ireland to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively.

In order to become reverified, Musgrave had to demonstrate its ambition, initiatives, and specific targets in respect of key sustainability areas which the business has committed to over the lifetime of its current strategy. Musgrave also pledged to continually update Bord Bia in relation to progress against its various commitments and will be subject to ongoing verification and review by external parties.

As a reverified Origin Green member, Musgrave is committed to building on its sustainability credentials and to achieve ambitious targets in key areas in accordance with the company’s sustainability strategy. The core pillars of Musgrave’s approach to sustainability include community, climate action, sourcing, and the circular economy.

Noel Keeley, Musgrave CEO, said: “We are acutely aware of the importance of sustainability on our journey to becoming a world-class food and beverage business, and as such, view Origin Green reverification as a strong endorsement of what we are doing as a company to grow good business. We remain focused on growing a sustainable business that benefits our people, partners, local communities, as well as the wider economy and society as a whole.”

Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia CEO, said: “Musgrave’s reverification as an Origin Green member for a fifth consecutive year underscores the business’ genuine commitment to sustainability. From building communities by supporting local producers and keeping towns clean, through to reducing the use of plastics and cutting carbon emissions, Musgrave has achieved a great deal over the past five years as a member of Origin Green. We look forward to continuing to work with Musgrave as it continually seeks to challenge and improve its sustainability performance.”

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