We are excited to be partnering with the Climate Collaborative , launching at Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event.
The Climate Collaborative is a three-year joint partnership between One Step Closer, an Organic and Sustainable Community (OSC2) and the Sustainable Food Trade Association which leverages the power of the natural products industry and takes bold action to reverse climate change.
The Collaborative is comprised of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, suppliers and other concerned businesses from the natural food industry. These companies, like us, are invited to make commitments in at least two focus areas and report annually on results. The focus areas include: agriculture, energy productivity, food waste, forests, packaging, policy, renewable energy, short-lived climate pollutants and transportation.
At WhiteWave, we’ve made commitments in the following three areas:
Forests: To remove commodity-driven deforestation from supply chains
Energy Productivity: To increase energy productivity
Food Waste: To reduce food waste in the supply chain
The Collaborative is aiming to have commitments from 100 companies in its first year. Together, with these other brands, we’ll work with the Collaborative to create pathways to action, connecting companies to resources and creating solutions.
Supporting the Climate Collaborative fits seamlessly with our ongoing commitment to reducing our environmental impact. Specifically, we have plans in place to address and reduce our water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste to landfill.
By partnering with other innovators who set the bar high and inspire others, we can work together to minimize environmental impact and to create a better future for us all.
We invite you to check out more about the Climate Collaborative here: http://www.climatecollaborative.com/.