Whole food supplement manufacturer Standard Process has received the PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Award for best sustainability/green initiative.
Standard Process Engineering Manager Rick Goetz said the company was honored to be recognized for its continued commitment and efforts toward sustainable business practices and the environment.
“We are very pleased that our corporate commitment to the planet is a role model that others can look up to.”
Several thousand Standard Process customers travel each year to the company’s corporate headquarters in Palmyra, Wis., to witness first-hand the 85-year-old company’s level of commitment to organic farming. To show that all of its ingredients grown on the Standard Process Farm are 100 percent organic, Standard Process must demonstrate it follows the strict National Organic Program regulations from the United States Department of Agriculture to grow its crops. This means Standard Process maintains detailed farming practice records and follows quality control measures all the way back to the soil.
The Standard Process Farm team works with Goetz and his onsite engineering team, as well as the company’s research and development scientists, to determine the best plant varieties that will yield the highest nutrient content and to determine which new farming and processing technologies will help increase crop utilization and maximize crop yield per acre.