Tesco Ireland has become a verified member of Origin Green, the national sustainability initiative for the food and drinks sector by Bord Bia.
Tesco has committed to the Origin Green sustainability charter, which provides a structure and meaningful goals that are independently verified on an ongoing basis, according to the retailer.
As a verified Origin Green member, the retailer has set out a sustainability plan which targets key operational, sourcing, health and nutrition and social responsibility targets, it said.
Bord Bia CEO, Tara McCarthy, welcomed Tesco as a verified member of the Origin Green programme: “The Tesco targets around sourcing, health and nutrition and social responsibility will contribute further to the efforts of the Irish food chain, and beyond, in demonstrating how we can live more sustainably, delivering tangible benefits for this and future generations.”
Andrew Yaxley, CEO, Tesco Ireland said, “As the first national retailer to launch a surplus food donations programme in 2014, our sustainability plans have been to the forefront of our business for many years. The Origin Green framework helps us to set further clear goals and measurable targets to achieve further sustainability aims within our business as part of the charter over the next 5 years.”
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