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Kalsec Earns B Corp Certification

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Kalsec is one of only 3,500+ businesses globally that are certified as a B Corp.

Kalsec has achieved B Corporation (or B Corp) Certification. As a B Corp, Kalsec has demonstrated its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency.

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Kalsec uses certified organic manufacturing facilities and sustainably sourced ingredients. The headquarters in Kalamazoo is equipped with solar arrays and electric vehicle stations, and compostable service ware is used for sensory tests and by employees.

Kalsec’s supply chain management follows its responsible sourcing policy and uses Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Farm Sustainability Assessment tools in the field to measure and improve sustainability of its agricultural supply chain. Furthermore, Kalsec’s ethical operations promote responsible sourcing practices, including practices designed to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

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Kalsec is one of only 3,500+ businesses globally that are certified as a B Corp. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities and the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

“We have deepened the Kalsec legacy with our B Corp certification; social justice and environmental stewardship have been a part of our DNA since the beginning,” said Martha Todd, chair of the board of directors and granddaughter of Kalsec founder Paul H. Todd, Jr.

“This certification will be a benchmark to guide us through continuous improvements,” said Dr. Scott Nykaza, chief executive officer, Kalsec. “Whether it’s in our supply chain, our responsible sourcing, or our commitment to equity and inclusion, it further aligns the family’s values with those of the business and provides a comprehensive framework for how we measure our impacts and remain private and sustainable for the next 100 years.”