Working Towards A Better Earth
At Sweet Earth®, we’re working hard to make our products and our factories more sustainable.
We are partnering with Leading Harvest, a third-party standard setter and certifier of sustainable farmland management practices, to implement and verify regenerative agriculture practices within our tomato supply chain.
Through these and other actions, we are dedicated to creating delicious food that’s also mindfully made and sourced. Our journey is ongoing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does zero waste for disposal mean?
We achieved zero waste for disposal at all manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, meaning all locations have found ways to recycle, compost or recover energy from waste materials that would have otherwise gone to landfill.
What is regenerative agriculture and how are you partnering with Leading Harvest on it?
Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that aims to improve soil health and soil fertility – as well as protecting water resources and biodiversity. Restoring soil health helps capture increased levels of carbon from the atmosphere in soils and plant biomass. Healthier soils are also more resilient to the impacts of climate change and can increase productivity of crops, helping improve farmers’ livelihoods and enhancing food security.
We believe in taking a science-based approach to improving our supply chains. That’s why we’re excited to work with Leading Harvest, a non-profit organization that monitors and audits sustainable farming methods through their adaptable Farmland Management Standard. The Standard verifies sustainable outcomes across 13 principles, including conservation, protecting water resources, energy usage and climate change, biodiversity, and continual improvement.
Leading Harvest also works directly with suppliers, providing training materials on their Standard appropriate for the suppliers’ farms, so they can gain certification through the Farmland Management Standard.
In 2022, Sweet Earth began working with Leading Harvest towards certifying sustainable and regenerative farming practices in our tomato supply chain.
We’re excited about this first step with Leading Harvest and the potential it unlocks for future projects in our supply chain.
What are the steps you’re taking to redesign at least 95% of your packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025?
We’re designing our packaging to use less materials and testing new alternative materials to improve recyclability.
What have you done to your bowls packaging to make them “better for the earth” and how does it impact the earth?
We’ve changed to a new bowl shape, which delivers the same amount of food while reducing the amount of space our package takes up. This allows us to deliver 25% more food with each delivery truck and saves 250,000 lbs of cardboard from our shipping cases per year! That’s the equivalent of 2,300 trees!