At the heart of Origin Green is a plan which encourages food companies to engage directly with the challenges of sustainability: reducing energy inputs, minimizing carbon footprint and lessening the overall impact on the environment. This plan is independently verified for achievement versus targets by SGS, an internationally recognised sustainability measurement expert.
As a family owned business, rooted in the agri-food sector in Ireland, sustainability has always been a core business principle for Dawn Farms. Origin Green has provided us with the framework for a robust sustainability plan for our business whilst independently tracking our performance. So our customers can have even more confidence in the sustainability of our food production practices.
Our commitment to sustainability means that our customers can rest assured that not only are we playing our part to protect their brand integrity but we are contributing to the long term security of supply of food and food ingredients they need far into the future.
Our environmental targets are ambitious, and we have already had significant achievements in the areas of energy and water usage efficiencies, waste reduction and reducing our carbon footprint.
We are now sending zero waste to landfill and have significantly reduced the amount of water, energy and carbon we use per tonne of product produced as a result of projects such as our heat recovery system and the conversion of all on-site boilers from oil to gas.