Cooperative publishes Impact Report on holistic care for people, animals, and the earth.
The comprehensive 31-page report represents Organic Valley’s commitment to cataloging and reporting its business’s impact.
Care for People
● Stable, sustainable pay price for farmers
● $15 minimum wage for employees
● 45% of women in leadership compared to 30% in most businesses
Care for Animals
● 50% more grazing time than organic requirements
● 5,000 farm visits per year by animal care staff
● Average dairy herd size is 3.5 times smaller than the national average
Care for Earth
● 100% renewable electricity at owned facilities
● 440 million pounds of toxic chemicals kept off the land since 1988
● Promotes regenerative organic farming and implemented a five-year Climate Action Plan
In the report, the organic, farmer-owned cooperative also features its sustainability efforts that include 100% renewable electricity at its owned facilities and climate-smart farming programs focused on regenerative farming systems and improving soil life.
Kicking off the new year with inspiration for customers, consumers, and employees, Organic Valley published the report, which is available for anyone to view or download at https://ov.coop/impact.
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Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Founded in 1988, the cooperative represents nearly 1,800 farmers in 34 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom and achieved $1.1 billion in 2019 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a wide range of organic dairy, egg and produce products. As a leader in pasture-based, regenerative organic farming, Organic Valley works with nature, not against it. For more information visit www.organicvalley.coop. Organic Valley is also @OrganicValley on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.