Receiving honorable mentions and the chance to face head-to-head in the 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards, Organic Valley is showing up and showing out. The company’s innovative carbon insetting program has made it through Fast Company’s Awards recently, beating out over 2,000 other entries.
“While I am new to Organic Valley, having started as Chief Executive Officer in January of 2023, I am excited about what the future will bring,” said Jeff Frank, Organic Valley Chief Executive Officer. “The story of this farmer-owned cooperative is expanding to include the real impact of the farms of Organic Valley—from the way they care deeply for the earth and animals all the way to the future of carbon and climate action.”
As noted in the release, Organic Valley’s carbon insetting program has earned recognition as a finalist and received two honorable mentions among 2,200 entries. The company aims to minimize its carbon footprint and champion small organic family farms to help support a better, more equitable food system.
The pioneering CROPP Carbon Insetting Program (CCIP) takes center stage, offering a groundbreaking approach to carbon insetting by rewarding Organic Valley farmers for implementing regenerative, climate-smart farming practices, such as tree planting and composting strategies. This revolutionary program empowers Organic Valley to work toward carbon neutrality without relying on carbon offsetting, while financially supporting family farms' environmental stewardship.
Organic Valley ambitiously aims to collaborate with roughly 500 farmer-members over the next five years, implementing more than 1,200 climate-smart farming practices. The company also features animal care practices in the report.
To learn more, check out the report here.
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