BWG Foods has been confirmed as the latest member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green project, the world’s first national sustainability programme.
BWG Foods, a nationwide wholesaler and retailer, has also reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing sustainable business practices.
BWG Foods has been working closely with Bord Bia’s Origin Green team to develop a sustainability strategy that includes measurable targets around initiatives that will contribute positively to the environment, and also to the local communities in which BWG and its retailers operate.
BWG Foods has focused its efforts on a range of initiatives to reduce their environmental impact including transitioning to renewable energy sources, lowering carbon emissions, reducing waste output and adopting more sustainable sourcing methods within its supply chain.
BWG Foods recently became the first FMCG company in Ireland to launch a fleet of new CNG and biogas vehicles, in place of traditional diesel fuel. These vehicles significantly reduce the carbon intensity of BWG’s distribution operation, generating C02 savings of up to 22% per CNG truck, and 90% per biogas truck. BWG Foods contributes food waste from its distribution operations to produce biogas fuel for its new biogas vehicles, making this a circular solution.
Simon Marriott, Chief Operating Officer, BWG Foods, said: “Our commitment to sustainability is borne out of the desire to always do the right thing by our customers and our communities, by reducing our environmental footprint, contributing to healthier diets, and supporting local communities. Becoming a member of the Origin Green community signifies our achievements to date and our strong focus on sustainability into the future.”