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        Ireland enjoys a strong reputation as a source of natural, high quality food, drink and
        ingredients and with our temperate climate and green countryside, Ireland started
        from a strong position for sustainable food and drink production.

        Origin Green is the first national sustainability programme of its kind. Working at farm,
        manufacturing, retailer and food service level, Origin Green clearly sets out Ireland’s
        ambition to become a world leader in the delivery of sustainable, high-quality food and
        drink products. Independently verified at every stage, this voluntary programme sees
        Irish food manufacturers develop a sustainability plan that defines clear targets in key
        areas of sustainability, such as raw material sourcing, emissions, energy, waste, water,
        biodiversity and social sustainability including health and wellness.

        With the global population expected to rise by 2.4 billion before the year 2050,
        the world will need to produce up to twice as much food from increasingly limited
        resources. In order to meet these challenges it requires everyone involved in the food
        industry to commit to producing more from less, necessitating the adoption of more
        sustainable practices. It is with these challenges in mind that led to the launch of Origin
        Green in 2012, an initiative by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.

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