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A food company on a mission

Posted by Eleanor Fort at Dec 23, 2012 03:00 AM |
It’s always great when BICEP leaders get the praise they deserve. Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability at Annie’s Homegrown, a BICEP member, was highlighted on GreenBiz.com.
by Eleanor Fort, Associate, Policy Program Ceres Posted on Dec 23, 2012

This story originally posted on GreenBiz.com.

It’s always great when  BICEP leaders get the praise they deserve. Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability at Annie’s Homegrown, a BICEP member, was highlighted on GreenBiz.com for leading the company using environmental and social principles.

Shauna works on reducing Annie’s carbon emissions and actively engaging in policy leadership on climate change.

Annie’s has been around since 1989 and has grown into a company with a very loyal following. It is company led by environmental and social principles, which takes an active role in the organic movement, develops strategic partnerships, while cultivating the future leadership in the sustainable agriculture movement through its scholarship program.

Annie’s is also a relatively small company so Shauna is tasked with leading the charge for the overall development of its sustainability strategy. The main focus is on the supply chain with the aim of shortening it and creating great connectivity.

She states, “We have found that 40 percent of our carbon emission impacts take place in farm production and at the raw materials level so we are working with farmers and manufacturers and continuing to educate what these issues are about and how they are responding to them as well as ways we can use our resources.”

In her role, Shauna is also actively engaged in policy leadership particularly as pertains to climate change and GMOs and serves on the Board of Sustainable Food Trade Association.

Annie’s has been really smart with its partnerships. A couple examples in the climate change arena include Climate Counts and BICEP.  Annie’s was recognized by Climate Counts just this fall for its commitment to sustainability and climate leadership. Annie’s is also a member of BICEP, a project of Ceres, whose goal is to work directly with key allies in the business community and with relevant members of Congress to pass meaningful energy and climate change legislation.

Read the full interview here.