WhiteWave announces sustainability partnership
December 03, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
BROOMFIELD, COLO. — WhiteWave Foods Co. has announced a partnership with Conservation International to further develop and expand the company’s sustainable production initiatives through programs with the Silk and Horizon Organic businesses.
"These initiatives further affirm WhiteWave Foods’ leadership and commitment to responsible, sustainable business practices," said Joseph E. Scalzo, president and chief executive officer of WhiteWave. "Our brands have a long history of doing business in a way that sustains and improves our environment and the communities in which we do business. A partnership with Conservation International helps us further build upon that legacy."
WhiteWave has been working on two sustainability initiatives with C.I., and the first of these is the Silk Soybean Sourcing and Production Program. This program is intended to reinforce a commitment to sourcing soybeans that are produced in a sustainable, socially responsible and ethical manner.
The second initiative involves reinforcing the Horizon Organic Standards of Care, which are a set of guidelines for farm practices on company-owned farms in Idaho and Maryland. C.I. provided input on these guidelines.