When you think about it, snow is a key component in most holiday traditions – like sledding, caroling and ice-skating. In short, snow adds delight. This holiday, International Delight a Floridian community that has rarely seen snow to bring a delightful dose of holiday happiness.
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We are excited to announce WhiteWave received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report about corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). WhiteWave joins the ranks of 391 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. WhiteWave’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
WhiteWave has earned a top position on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for disclosing high-quality carbon emissions and energy data through CDP’s climate change program. WhiteWave received a disclosure score of 99 out of a possible 100 and is being recognized as part of the CDLI in the top 10% disclosure scores across the S&P 500. Top scores indicate a high level of transparency in the disclosure of climate change-related information, providing investors with a level of comfort to assess corporate accountability and preparedness for changing market demands and emissions regulation.
WhiteWave is the only Food and Beverage Company included in the 2015 Leadership Index and is in good company with Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and Morgan Stanley also receiving this exceptional acknowledgement . This news supports and recognizes the many years we have been committed to producing food responsibly and improving our business practices so that we have a lighter impact on the planet. For more information on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index click here.
In celebration of this past Veterans Day, we are proud to announce that Horizon Organic and Silk are participating in the national activation of the 2015 Believe in Heroes campaign. Wounded veterans share the bonds of common experiences but everyone’s journey is unique. The varied needs of injured service men and women are the reason Wounded Warrior Project supports their recovery process with programs that address mind, body, economic empowerment and engagement.
To date, the Believe in Heroes campaign has raised over $22 million for the Wounded Warrior Project and the brands participating in this campaign have helped impact the lives of our wounded service members and their families. You, too, can join the effort when you visit a local participating retailer thru November 20. To learn more visit here.
WhiteWave CEO, Gregg Engles’, appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer yesterday to discuss the company’s third-quarter earnings. In the segment, Gregg provided perspectives on our recently announced Q3 results, including discussion of our Vega and Wallaby acquisitions, consumer trends, and innovation.
CNBC also posted an article recapping the segment, emphasizing that WhiteWave newest acquisitions of Wallaby and Vega, along with larger offerings of diversified proteins and less processed alternatives, have strengthened WhiteWave’s position in the natural and organic foods space.
To view the segment, please click here.
We recently were excited to have a group of Horizon employees travel to LA for The Peanuts Movie premiere. Employees were treated to the lavish red carpet experience and rubbed elbows with stars from the movie. The premiere offered fun activities for attendees to participate in and the Horizon booth was a hit with many of the stars. Overall, the premiere was an incredible experience and The Peanuts Movie was fantastic. We recommend taking your family to see the entire Peanuts gang in theatres this holiday season…don’t forget your favorite Horizon snacks!
Share What We Do Well Month has come to end at WhiteWave. As always, we were thrilled to have had an opportunity to volunteer at so many fantastic organizations throughout the Denver-Metro area. We recently had a group from WhiteWave volunteer for the Boulder Parks & Recreation Open Space near Eldorado Springs. The team learned about the “Native Switch Grass” that is close to becoming extinct. Only 1% of the “Native Switch Grass” is left in the world and the team from WhiteWave gathered the seeds from this plant. These seeds will be preserved to use if and when the current grass is destroyed by either flooding or fire.
Fun Fact: Boulder Parks & Recreation Open Space trails are visited by more people in one year than in Yellowstone! To learn more about how you can help preserve this vital land click here.
We are excited to announce that WhiteWave was chosen as one of the Greatist 2015 Healthiest Companies in the US. The Greatist is a website that is dedicated to helping people live healthier and more meaningful lifestyles. In the article, the site highlighted a number of WhiteWave’s benefits like Wave Café, on-site fitness classes, lunch-and-learns, free zoo passes and others. We are in good company alongside other best-in-class companys like Google, Whole Foods, KIND, General Mills and Twitter, to name a few.
Click here to see the full article on Greatist.com!
Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in your kitchen. From roasted pumpkin seeds to caramel covered apples and spooky treats – the options are endless! We are fans of this fun version of the classic gingerbread cookie from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free. As Sarah explains, “The adorable gingerbread man cookie is now more suitable for Halloween. I think he’s still pretty cute, even if he’s dead. Gingerbread skeleton cookies. Another “spooktacular” sweet treat!” To learn how you can make these ghoulishly-good cookies at home using So Delicious Dairy-Free click here!
This vegan pumpkin pudding parfait with cashew whipped cream is the perfect recipe to tempt your taste buds into accepting that fall has finally arrived. Created by Vega chef, Morgan, this heavenly treat is as colorful as it is lusciously smooth. Enjoy with friends, this recipe makes 8 servings for all your festive get-togethers.
Makes 8 (1 cup) servings
Recipe: Vega Pumpkin Pudding
· 2 cups whole raw cashews
· 3/4 cups canned pumpkin purée
· 4 to 6 dates
· 1 serving Vega One Nutritional Shake
· ½ tsp nutmeg
· ½ tsp cinnamon
· Cold water
1. Place cashews, pumpkin, dates, Vega One, nutmeg and cinnamon in a high-powered blender or food processor with enough cold water to cover by 1/2 inch. Add more water if needed.
2. Blend for several minutes until completely smooth. You want a thick, pudding-like texture.
3. Refrigerate until needed.
Cashew Whipped Cream
· 2 cups whole raw cashews
· 1 tsp vanilla extract
· cold water
1. Place Cashews and vanilla in a blender or food processor with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch.
2. Blend for several minutes until completely smooth.
3. Refrigerate until ready to assemble parfait.
· ½ cup rolled oats
· ¼ cup nuts or seeds of your choice
· 1 Tbsp agave nectar
· ¼ tsp each ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Toss all ingredients in a bowl until well combined and place on parchment paper in a thin layer.
3. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Checking doneness every 5 minutes and stir for even toasting.
4. Let cool.
Layer parfait ingredients and enjoy!