Food and beverage industry leaders from New England are joining Vanguard Renewables to launch the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes.
The program aims to collaborate on eliminating food waste from landfills by recycling it into renewable energy on regional dairy farms via Farm Powered® anaerobic digestion. New England Natural Bakers, Fancypants Baking Co., and Sloop Brewing Co. are founding members committed to diverting food waste, fighting climate change, and helping support dairy farmers across the region.
The regional FPSH program is modeled after the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, launched by founding members Starbucks, Unilever, Dairy Farmers of America, and Vanguard Renewables to tackle food waste generated by multi-regional food and beverage manufacturers. That movement now includes more than 15 national food industry leaders.
“The Alliance was founded to bring large food and beverage manufacturers together to share ideas and work towards a joint goal of eliminating food waste and repurposing that into something good for our planet – renewable energy,” stated Neil H. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Vanguard Renewables. “We quickly learned that smaller regional food and beverage manufacturers desired the same opportunities to share ideas and challenges with their peers. It’s tremendous to see the group come together to work towards waste reduction and ESG goals.”
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