Garden of Life has announced that the company and its products are certified carbon neutral by Carbonfund.org Foundation. It is one of the first major brands in the vitamin and supplements industry to reach this milestone, the company stated.
“We can’t make the products we love at Garden of Life without a thriving environment that can produce clean, organic ingredients,” said Brian Ray, president of Garden of Life. “Becoming certified Carbonfree is not just the right thing to do–it’s critical for ensuring clean nutrition for generations to come.”
The Carbonfund.org Carbonfree seal will be featured on every Garden of Life product package, starting with its newest line of Mediterranean diet-approved Dr. Formulated MD Proteins, a collection of sustainable protein powders already available on retail shelves.
To achieve certification as Carbonfree, Garden of Life said it collaborated with SustainaBase to create an industry-first, data-driven approach to measuring the carbon footprint of its entire supply chain, from seed to consumer, enabling the company to identify carbon emissions reduction opportunities on an ongoing basis.
Achieving carbon neutrality is the latest in Garden of Life’s long history of doing what is best for the environment. Since 2006, its products became Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Garden of Life has been recognized as a Certified B-Corporation since 2014.
To announce its carbon neutrality in a unique way, Garden of Life partnered with renowned earthworks artist Stan Herd to create a message in a larger-than-life living sculpture in an organic alfalfa field outside of Lawrence, Kansas. Herd and Garden of Life took deliberate steps to ensure the crop artwork and the process from start to finish were carbon neutral. Herd and his local team plotted the farmland and only used hand tools to carve into the field at various lengths to create the design, adding color contrast with organic compost.
For more information, visit GardenofLife.com/Carbon-Neutral.