Kalsec has achieved B Corporation Certification. As a B Corp, Kalsec has met social and environmental standards that represent its commitment to making “ethical and sustainable” decisions that serve consumers, customers, employees, communities and the environment.
In addition to its certified organic manufacturing facilities and sustainably sourced ingredients, Kalsec has been actively protecting the planet. For instance, the headquarters in Kalamazoo is equipped with solar arrays and electric vehicle stations, and compostable service ware is used for sensory tests and by employees. Kalsec’s supply chain management follows its Responsible Sourcing Policy, and uses Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Farm Sustainability Assessment tools in the field to measure and improve sustainability of its agricultural supply chain. Furthermore, Kalsec’s operations promote responsible sourcing practices, including practices designed to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
Dr Scott Nykaza, CEO for Kalsec, commented: “This certification will be a benchmark to guide us through continuous improvements. Whether it’s in our supply chain, our responsible sourcing, or our commitment to equity and inclusion, it further aligns the family’s values with those of the business and provides a comprehensive framework for how we measure our impacts, and remain private and sustainable for the next 100 years.”
Kalsec is among the 3,500 businesses globally that are certified as a B Corp. In the food and beverage industry, this includes Ben & Jerry’s, Danone, King Arthur Flour Company, New Belgium Brewing Co., and Torani.