Natureâ€™s Path Foods has been a leader in the organic food sector for over 25 years. With an impressive waste diversion rate of 92% in 2012, Nature’s Path wasÂ alreadyÂ a sustainability championÂ in their industry. But the local, family-owned cereal and granola bar company isn’t stopping there. They hope to achieve 99% waste diversionÂ by the end of 2015 and be climate neutral by 2020. Â How are they working toward these ambitiousÂ targets?
Nature’s Path Sustainability Manager Jason Boyce has more than 10 years of experience with sustainable food systems. At Natureâ€™s Path Foods he leads the efforts to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals such as Zero Waste 2015 and Climate Neutral 2020. Along with the Director of HR and Sustainability, he is responsible for the development of strategies to achieve Natureâ€™s Path resource reduction targets, developing team member training and engagement in sustainability, and corporate charitable giving programs. Jason obtained his MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute in 2008.
The company’s commitment to environmental healthÂ is evidenced throughout their latest Sustainability ReportÂ (PDF)Â Leaving the Earth Better, which catalogues the myriad ways in which Nature’s Path demonstrates the attitudes and behaviour of a good corporate citizen. It includes initiatives to reduceÂ food waste, decreaseÂ packaging, increase energy efficiency, and ensure a sustainable supply chain for their products.
In an article posted to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service website, Boyce says, “We’re pushing the envelope of what can be done in terms of aligning our values while being a thriving company. Sustainability is becoming very much a standard part of doingÂ business.”
Find out more when Jason sharesÂ the company’s zero waste story, as part of the responding panel for the 2015 Zero Waste Conference opening keynote presentation â€“Â Industrial RevolutionÂ : The Business Case for Zero Waste.Â Sustainability programs, zero waste initiatives, and adoption of circular economy principles are fast becoming ‘must-have’ attributes for businesses hoping to thrive in the 21st century. Consumers expect corporate responsibility. Governments demand environmental accountability. The market rewards those companies who can find a competitive edge via sustainable practices. Make sure your organization is equipped to meet these challenges. Attend the 2015 Zero Waste Conference.
Space is filling up. Time is running out. Don’t lose this opportunity to learn fromÂ Jason and all theÂ speakers and panellists at Â the 2015 Zero Waste ConferenceÂ including:Â Cradle to Cradle pioneer Bill McDonough,
IKEA Canada president Stefan SjÃ¶strand,Â Elisabeth Comere of Tetra Pak, andÂ Andrew Telfer of Walmart