Harvest London, Area 2 Farms and rotterzwam were listed as the only two indoor farms for 'Best for the World B Corps in Environment'. This year, the British, American and Dutch companies were listed, alongside with 97 other companies by Certified B Corporation.
As the organization puts it, "these corporations are taking bold action to preserve our most precious resources. With planet-friendly practices and environmental initiatives, they consider the impact of their everyday footprint, including energy usage, materials, facilities, supply chain, and more."
Chris Davies inside Harvest London's farm
Harvest London, a UK-based vertical farming company Based on the B Impact assessment, Harvest London earned an overall score of 104.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
Harvest London is a vertical farming company seeking to transform our unsustainable food system. Food production contributes around a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, increasingly not just from farms themselves, but in activities like transport and processing. Agriculture is also a major contributor to waterway pollution, deforestation and soil degradation. The demand for fresh produce of all types, from across the globe, year-round, will only grow - the cosmopolitan tastes of consumers in developed countries impact the whole world. Harvest London is a specialist in using controlled environment technology to grow great-tasting food, right next to the final consumer.
A peek into rotterzwam's production facility
rotterzwam, a Rotterdam-based (NL) indoor mushroom farming company earned an overall score of 105.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
Rotterzwam believes in a society that closes loops, use raw materials to the maximum of their potential and consumes more plant-based than animal proteins. We do this by working together locally, regionally and internationally to stimulate and facilitate the production of mushrooms from local residual flows. The result is a wide range of products and services related to mushroom production, awareness and delicious and honest snacks based on plant-based proteins.
The Area 2 Farms team
Area 2 Farms, the Arlington-based (Virginia, USA) community farm earned an overall score of 98.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
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