Bord Bia Empowers Irish Businesses To Enhance Biodiversity Action

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Bord Bia Empowers Irish Businesses To Enhance Biodiversity Action

Bord Bia has launched its critical Biodiversity Target Guidance Report, which aims to empower Irish food and drink businesses to improve their biodiversity strategies, plans and reports.

The report provides key insights into prospective reporting requirements, with which businesses may need to comply in the coming years.

Bord Bia remains committed to driving sustainability actions and biodiversity commitments across its Origin Green members.

The organisation aims to do this through numerous workshops and educational programmes each year.

One such programme is the launch of Pathways to Biodiversity Planning, in partnership with the Sustainable Enterprise Skillnet and 20FIFTY Partners.


The programme aims to deepen knowledge on the impact that individual businesses are having on biodiversity, and how biodiversity impacts business.

Bord Bia’s programme also aims to support businesses in the development of a biodiversity strategy, to tackle impending reporting requirements.

It will do this through key-speaker discussions, peer-to-peer engagement, educational workshops, and mentoring.

‘Adopt A Proactive Stance’

Commenting on the new report, Bord Bia’s senior sustainability manager, Martin Hofler, said, “Biodiversity underpins the ecosystems that sustain communities and food production – not just in Ireland, but across the world.

“Food and drink businesses now have a responsibility and an opportunity to pave the way in safeguarding biodiversity and reducing harm to the environment.


“Our new report aims to support businesses in doing just that, by providing key insights to support Origin Green members in the development of their own biodiversity strategies and empowering them to play their part in protecting our environment and its ecosystems.

“The new guide also aims to equip Irish food and drink businesses with the knowledge […] and understanding needed to develop and achieve biodiversity targets.

“With a step-by-step guide on developing and implementing biodiversity strategies, the report brings businesses on a full journey of integrating [a] biodiversity-conscious approach to their operations.

“Origin Green members have a window to adopt a proactive stance and align their strategies with evolving regulatory standards, as well as with the level of ambition required to protect and regenerate biodiversity.

“Bord Bia will support members in doing just that through key insights and advice, and we look forward to continuing to work with businesses in their efforts to become more aware of biodiversity, and in tandem, more sustainable.”


The report focuses on frameworks from the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the Taskforce for Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), the Science-Based Targets for Nature (SBNT), and the upcoming International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), among others.

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