Ringing in the New Year with a Plant-based Diet

The New Year is a great time to think about ways to change things up and make better choices, in ways both big and small.

A resolution many of us at WhiteWave are making this year is adopting a plant-based diet. We love the idea of making plants a core part of WWAV Illustration_Earth_Dark_Blueeveryday meal prep in 2017.

And, a new report in the December 2016 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports the benefits of this resolution. The report emphasizes that vegetarian and vegan diets are great for people of all ages, including kids and pregnant women. With a well-planned and balanced diet, studies have shown that vegetarians may have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Plant-based diets are also more environmentally friendly. According to the report, the production of plant-based products tends to use less water and fossil fuel resources, plus a lower amount of pesticides and fertilizers as compared to the production of conventional agriculture and dairy products.

Ultimately, plant-based nutrition is a better, more sustainable way to nourish people and the planet. And, people are taking notice. The popularity of plant-based products has continued to grow during the past several years. At WhiteWave, we’re proud to offer a variety of plant-based brands and products to meet consumer needs. Between our Silk, So Delicious, Alpro and Vega brands, there’s truly something for everyone and every eating occasion, all powered by plants.

It’s a great time to join the plant-based revolution by choosing products that are delicious and help create a more sustainable environment for future generations. Here’s to a greener 2017!

WhiteWave Achieves 100% Rating on Corporate Equality Index

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We are excited to announce that, for the second consecutive year, WhiteWave received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 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 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 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.

This recognition for the second consecutive year reinforces our commitment to our Value of Individuals Matter, and our efforts to create and support a diverse workplace. We are constantly striving to not only change how the world eats for the better, but to change the world for better by running our business in a way that’s good for both our people and our planet.

To learn more about the Human Rights Campaign, click here. You can also visit our CSR Report for a comprehensive look at the many ways we empower employees here at WhiteWave.