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Tillamook County Creamery Association Releases Annual CSR Report; Paul Snyder Comments

Tillamook County Creamery Association Releases Annual CSR Report; Paul Snyder Comments


TILLAMOOK, OR
Monday, April 22nd, 2024

As the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) continues to grow, the company has released a report showcasing that you must give in order to receive. In this case, to the lands and resources from whence any bounty has come. In its latest reveal, TCCA has issued its 2023 Stewardship Report, highlighting strategic partnerships to rebuild ecosystems, launch employee-led initiatives to improve environmental sustainability, develop community enrichment initiatives, and more.

Paul Snyder, Executive Vice President, Stewardship, Tillamook County Creamery Association"TCCA employees embrace our stewardship efforts and our commitment to doing right—across teams, job functions and locations," said Paul Snyder, Executive Vice President, Stewardship for the Certified B Corporation®. "Because stewardship is core to who we are as a co-op—and has been for more than 115 years—we see tremendous ownership and innovation coming from scrappy, employee-driven efforts. Our progressive approach encourages action wherever there is a need."

Key milestones from the 2023 report include:

  • 99 percent of all paper-based packaging is from sustainable-certified materials, with a goal to reach 100 percent by 2025
  • $2,500 bonuses awarded to farmer-owners who wrote and implemented an animal care improvement plan, such as increasing milk volume, improved walking paths, and automatic foot baths to help enhance cow comfort
  • 60,000 lbs of agricultural plastic collected by farmer-owners and TCCA's Farm Services team ready to be shipped to a recycler, reducing on-farm landfill waste
  • 130 grants awarded to worthy causes focused on agriculture advocacy, food security and healthy children, totaling 6 percent of TCCA's net income donated
  • 2,891 hours volunteered by TCCA employees

In addition to such metrics, the report shares stories, projects, and updates toward TCCA's stewardship commitment areas: thriving farms, healthful cows, inspired consumers, enduring ecosystems, fulfilled employees, and enriched communities.

"Each year, we are humbled by the progress made in advancing our stewardship efforts," said Snyder. "We are also inspired to do even more along our journey and continue progressing toward our stewardship goals."

TCCA has issued its 2023 Stewardship Report, highlighting strategic partnerships to rebuild ecosystems, launch employee-led initiatives to improve environmental sustainability, develop community enrichment initiatives, and more

Among the highlights the company pointed out in a release were a strategic partnership with New Seasons Market—a Pacific Northwest-based grocer and fellow B Corp—to support on-the-ground environmental projects within the TCCA supply chain and the TCCA Goal Zero team, an employee-led group, identifying more than 110 projects to advance stewardship-related efforts further.

You can read the full 2023 Stewardship Report online here.

As we continue to report on key strategies for those across our industry, keep an eye on Deli Market News for the latest.

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