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 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.
Organic and Regenerative Agriculture
We’re actively engaged in the global promotion and adoption of organic and regenerative agriculture practices.
We continually pursue strong grower relationships for market stability and longevity.
We continue to strive for growth in organics year over year. 37% of finished products produced in 2021 are organic.
All corrugated packaging used for finished products is recyclable.
PCR and recycle-ready packaging help retailers and eco-friendly shoppers meet sustainability goals.
We regularly support local food banks while reducing waste by donating unsold packaged product.
Edible processing waste is sold in order to keep it out of landfills.
Partnering with DOT Foods to transport foodservice products has allowed us to consolidate shipments and reduce truck miles.
By offering training, education and recipes, we make plant-based diets easier and more accessible, helping individuals reduce their own carbon footprints.
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.
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.
Compressed Air Leak Detection
All facilities have compressed air leak detection programs in place to reduce energy waste.
100% of our cardboard waste is recycled.
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.
All facilities provide filtered drinking water to employees as an alternative to water bottled in single-use plastic.
We are actively evaluating proposals for solar energy conversion.