Harvest London, which grows crops in a converted industrial unit in East London to supply restaurants and food businesses across the Capital, has achieved B Corporation certification.
Becoming a B Corp is a process that requires a company to display socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, staff pay, diversity, and corporate transparency.
Chris Davies, Founder and CEO of Harvest London, said: “We set up Harvest London because we could see how unsustainable and insecure the food supply chain was. Vertical farming offered a way to bring food production much closer to consumers in cities and improve the sustainability of the ingredients we use."
Co-founder Matt Chlebek inspects plants growing in Harvest London’s farm
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Harvest London to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good."
Founded in 2017 by Chris Davies and Matt Chlebek, Harvest London is a vertical farm operator which has grown a range of herbs, leafy greens and fruiting vines for customers. The company is on the verge of significant expansion, aiming to begin construction on a new 5,000m2 vertical farm on the outskirts of London imminently.
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