Musgrave signs up to Origin Green project

Musgrave has become the first food retail and wholesale group in Ireland to become a verified member of the Origin Green programme, it was announced yesterday.

Musgrave signs up to Origin Green project

The Bord Bia-managed national sustainability programme for the food and drink industry was launched in 2012.

It has grown and developed to include over 50,000 farmer members and over 500 food and drink manufacturers.

The programme sets out Ireland’s ambition to become a world leader in the delivery of sustainable, high-quality food and drink products.

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin said as a family business it is determined to leave a positive and lasting legacy for future generations.

“At Musgrave, we are focused on growing good business through long-term partnerships that achieve sustainable, profitable returns, enrich everyday lives and contribute to a healthier, more prosperous and environmentally-conscious society,” he said.

Musgrave said it is committed to build on its sustainability credentials and to achieve measurable targets in key areas.

Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter said the recognition of Musgrave as the first retail verified member of Origin Green marks a new milestone in the programme’s development.

“As the world’s first national sustainability programme, its extension to the retail sector opens up new opportunities to build on the sustainability of the Irish supply chain from farm to fork,” he said.

Musgrave and its retail partners support more than 45,000 jobs in over 1,400 stores and offices across seven brands in three markets, with total retail sales of €4.4bn.

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