Relying on the environment requires caring for the environment. By partnering with Forum for the Future and holding company workshops, we defined three pillars of sustainability to guide what we do every day.

Our People

A mother and son who both work at InHarvest

Our employees are the greatest resource to InHarvest. During our efforts to improve our environmental impact on the outside world, we also evaluated how to positively impact our internal eco-system to keep a safe, reliable and satisfying work environment for everyone at InHarvest.

Green Team

The Green Team is a group of employees from different departments that meets regularly to determine sustainability goals and track progress.

Reusable Bottles & Mugs

We provide employees durable, reusable water bottles and mugs to reduce usage of single-use plastic bottles and cups.

Recycling Program

Our facilities recycle using both city-run programs and volunteer models operated by our own employees.

Facility Impact Elimination

By evolving to a permanent work-from-home model in Minnesota, we have eliminated the environmental impact of operating a brick-and-mortar office.

Annual Engagement Survey

Employees complete an annual satisfaction survey that evaluates where InHarvest can improve and where we excel. In 2020, InHarvest scored higher than the industry benchmark, with expected improvement year-over-year.

Employee Benefits

In addition to healthcare and 401k, employees are offered tuition reimbursement, professional dues, wellness programs and more.

Improving Career Paths Through Automation  

We continue to develop career path roadmaps that outline future opportunities within the company and leverage automation in order to create more skilled opportunities.

Global Standards

We will adhere to global standards through the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit.

Our Products

Organic and Regenerative Agriculture

We’re actively engaged in the global promotion and adoption of organic and regenerative agriculture practices.

Grower
Relationships

We continually pursue strong grower relationships for market stability and longevity.

Organic
Products

We continue to strive for growth in organics year over year. 37% of finished products produced in 2021 are organic.

Sustainable
Packaging

All corrugated packaging used for finished products is recyclable.

Consumer
Packaging

PCR and recycle-ready packaging help retailers and eco-friendly shoppers meet sustainability goals.

Food Bank
Donations

We regularly support local food banks while reducing waste by donating unsold packaged product.

Reducing
Waste

Edible processing waste is sold in order to keep it out of landfills.

Shipping
Consolidation

Partnering with DOT Foods to transport foodservice products has allowed us to consolidate shipments and reduce truck miles.

Plant-Based
Diets

By offering training, education and recipes, we make plant-based diets easier and more accessible, helping individuals reduce their own carbon footprints.

Our Operations

  1. Carbon Footprint Evaluation
    In 2021, we conducted a third-party audit of all manufacturing plants through Sustainable Solutions Corporation to establish our carbon footprint and identify areas of improvement.

  1. Facility Lighting
    We use motion-activated lighting, and we are in the process of converting to 100% LED lighting – which is 90% complete in one facility and 10% complete in the other.

  1. Compressed Air Leak Detection
    All facilities have compressed air leak detection programs in place to reduce energy waste.

  1. Recyclable Waste
    100% of our cardboard waste is recycled.

  1. Freight Reduction
    Our 2021 evolution to a permanent work-from-home model in Minnesota has allowed us to consolidate shipping to our California facility, eliminating truck miles between the two states.

  1. Filtered Water
    All facilities provide filtered drinking water to employees as an alternative to water bottled in single-use plastic.

  1. Solar Energy
    We are actively evaluating proposals for solar energy conversion.