Catering and hospitality services provider KSG Catering has become a verified member of Bord Bia’s national sustainability programme, Origin Green. KSG has committed to a comprehensive sustainability plan for its food and catering services activities covering four key areas, ranging across sourcing and procurement protocols, waste management, health nutrition and wellness, and corporate social responsibility.
A Long-Standing Awareness
KSG chief executive Michael Gleeson stated, "We have a long-standing awareness of our responsibility to the environment and sustainable operating practices, and we are honoured to be part of the Origin Green programme. Sustainability is an increasingly important element of delivering catering services to our clients and we believe we are leading the industry in practices of waste management, sourcing and health and nutrition. We also reinforce and support our sustainability ethos by operating our own vegetable farms in Dublin and Cork”.
"Delighted To Welcome"
Meanwhile, Tara McCarthy, chief executive of Bord Bia, commented, "I am delighted to welcome KSG Catering as a verified member of our Origin Green programme. KSG is focused on sustainability, and their activities in the new Microsoft campus in Leopardstown, Dublin, and their plastic free café in University College Cork are illustrations of their commitment."
Origin Green Goals
Established in 2012, Bord Bia’s Origin Green food sustainability programme enables Irish farmers, producers and food services organisations to achieve measurable sustainability targets for the purpose of reducing adverse environmental effects, serving local communities and protecting Ireland’s natural resources.
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