Submitted by: Organically Grown Company
Posted: May 08, 2008 – 02:13 PM EST
May 08 /CSRwire/ - EUGENE, OR - May 8, 2008 - Organically Grown Company (OGC) announces the publication of its fourth annual sustainability report. The Northwest's largest organic produce distributor believes in transparently sharing the steps taken and results achieved, and the challenges it encounters in its sustainability efforts.
The annual report marks the company's significant progress toward achieving its long-term sustainability goals of 1) achieving carbon neutrality and eliminating fossil fuel use; 2) eliminating solid waste and toxic substance; 3) achieving on-farm sustainability and small/medium farm viability; 4) fostering a healthy and fulfilling workplace.
"Our long-term goals are ambitious," says Natalie Reitman-White, Organically Grown Company's Sustainability Coordinator and author of the report. "We feel that we must set the bar high in order to address climate change and other pressing challenges."
Here are highlights of OGC's 2007 achievements:
These actions earned OGC three top awards in 2007:
To read the 2007 report, visit: http://www.organicgrown.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=education
About Organically Grown Company
Founded in 1988, Organically Grown Company (OGC) is the largest organic produce distributor in the Pacific Northwest. From its warehouses in Portland and Eugene, Oregon and Kent, Washington, OGC serves more than 200 natural and fine foods stores and restaurants located throughout western Oregon and Washington, and retail and wholesale accounts in other western United States and Canada. More than 90 percent of their product line comes directly from the growers. OGC's trademarked Ladybug brand represents 38 growers in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, in markets throughout the United States.
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