We Produce Food Responsibly

We believe that being a responsible company makes us a better company. It’s the right thing to do — even though at times it can be difficult. We want to change the way the world eats for the better, but we know that how we make our products is just as important as what we make. We take responsibility for the impact we have on the planet and the communities we serve.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report+

Corporate Social Responsibility Report

At The WhiteWave Foods Company, we aim to change the way the world eats for the better. As part of this purpose, we recognize that how we make our products is just as important as what we make, so we are committed to growing our business in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible.

We’re proud to release WhiteWave’s first Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which outlines our vision and reports progress across the followingthree key areas:

  • Making Better Products: Illustrates the company’s commitment to quality, food safety, responsible sourcing, sustainable agriculture, transparent labeling, third-party assurances and sustainable packaging
  • Reducing Our Footprint: Highlights WhiteWave’s environmental achievements to date, including resource conservation, renewable energy and water conservation
  • Creating a Culture of Caring: Focuses on employee wellness, philanthropy and community engagement

This report reinforces our commitment to that transparency, and builds on our history and heritage as a company that conducts business in a way that is good for people and the planet.

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility Report

    At The WhiteWave Foods Company, we aim to change the way the world eats for the better. As part of this purpose, we recognize that how we make our products is just as important as what we make, so we are committed to growing our business in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible.

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Making Better Products+

Partners in Responsibly-Produced Food

At WhiteWave, we want to change the way the world eats for the better, one product at a time. But we can’t do it alone, which is why we engage the support of our suppliers in our purpose.

We have many tools in place to set forth expectations for our suppliers, including our Sourcing Principles and our Supplier Code of Conduct. Both of these were created for our suppliers, regardless of the materials or service they provide.

Our Sourcing Principles focus on:

  • Transparency – We need to build trust with all of our key stakeholders because we believe consumers deserve to know where their food comes from, what’s in it, and how ingredients and materials are sourced.
  • Continuous Improvement – We build awareness amongst consumers, so they in turn can push us all to the next level.
  • Engaging as Leaders – A holistic approach, engaging all key stakeholders and experts, is necessary to create change within our supply chain.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct focuses on three key areas to enable us to live the principles: Business Ethics and Compliance, Employee and Labor Relations and Environmental Management, in which we expect our suppliers to partner with us on the standards we outline.

Working together to uphold these principles and live this code, we can ensure that we are producing food responsibly, sustainably, ethically and with an eye towards not only protecting the earth’s natural resources but also our human resources.

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  • Partners in Responsibly-Produced Food

    At WhiteWave, we want to change the way the world eats for the better, one product at a time. But we can’t do it alone, which is why we engage the support of our suppliers in our purpose.

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  • HOPE for the Future

    Horizon Organic® is committed to organic agriculture and fostering the future of organic leaders.

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Reducing Our Footprint+

Responsibility Beyond Our Products

Earthbound Farm®, one of the leading growers of organic produce in the United States, became part of the WhiteWave family in January, 2014. We are inspired by their mission: To bring the benefits of organic food to as many people as possible and serve as a catalyst for positive change. Beyond producing nutritious options for people nationwide, Earthbound creates positive change through environmental initiatives.

In 2013 alone, Earthbound’s farming methods kept more than 19 million pounds of conventional chemicals out of the soil, water and air. But producing delicious, safe organic produce is just one chapter of Earthbound’s environmental impact story.

Earthbound Farm was the first company in the industry to make clamshell salad packages from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, like used soda and water bottles. This saves 300,000 million BTUs (MMBTUs) of energy, 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and two million pounds of solid waste every year. Earthbound also uses shipping cartons made from 99% post-consumer recycled corrugate, saving annually about as much carbon dioxide as 1,917 cars emit in a single year, and enough water to fill about 99 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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  • Responsibility Beyond Our Products

    Earthbound Farm®, one of the leading growers of organic produce in the United States, became part of the WhiteWave family in January, 2014.

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  • Mother Nature’s Power

    We use a river’s current to replace 1,200 delivery trucks a year.

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  • Using Water Wisely

    Working to save every precious drop.

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  • Every Little Step Makes a Difference

    When we find ways to do more with less, everyone benefits.

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  • The Logic of Plant-Based Foods

    Going plant-based is a great choice for the planet and for people.

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Using Water Wisely

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Every Little Step Makes a Difference

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Culture of Caring+

Self-Propelled Change

Not only do our people want to change how the world eats for the better; they also want to change the world for the better in every way they can. That includes the choices they make for their daily commute to our headquarters in Colorado.

Our employees log about 12,000 miles every year riding their bicycles to work, but the smart choices don’t end with the cyclists. Others help reduce vehicle emissions by forming vanpools and other ride-sharing programs, cutting their monthly gas costs by more than 50 percent. In total, employees at our headquarters shared about 6,000 rides to and from the office last year.

Numbers like those make clear how powerful the passion of WhiteWave employees actually is.

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  • Self-Propelled Change

    It's not just the work we do, it's how we get there to do it.

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