MegaFood announces 1% for the Planet partnership

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MegaFood has announced that it has joined 1% of the Planet, committing 1% of its annual sales to environmental partners throughout the globe.

Image courtesy of MegaFood

Image courtesy of MegaFood

MegaFood (Manchester, NH) has announced that it has joined 1% of the Planet, committing 1% of its annual sales to environmental partners throughout the globe. The 1% for the Planet certification is globally recognized with over 5,000 business members and 5,500 environmental partners.

MegaFood explains in a press release that its giving strategy is to provide support to farmers, food, soil, local New Hampshire initiatives, climate-related events, and JEDI-focused organizations. There are three main partners the company is funding and working with:

  • National Young Farmers Coalition. This organization’s goal is to change policy and shift the balance of power to equitably resource the new generation of working farmers.
  • Women's Earth Alliance. This grassroots organization is committed to environmental protection, ending the climate crisis, and ensuring a thriving world by empowering women's leadership.
  • Soil Carbon Accrual Project. This project’s aim is to further scientific research of regenerative agriculture’s broad benefits.

"At MegaFood, what drives us every single day is our mission to craft the most efficacious, planet-first vitamins and supplements powered by plants and, as a Certified B Corp since 2018, to be a leading force for good in the world," said Andy Dahlen, CEO of MegaFood, in a press release. "We are thrilled to partner with 1% for the Planet and to be one of only a handful of vitamin brands in the world that has made such a commitment. Through this partnership, as we grow, our ability to give back grows and support environmental partners, such as the Young Farmers Coalition and the Women's Earth Alliance, that are helping to make our planet healthier for generations to come."

According to the company, out of the 12,000 companies that are certified by either 1% of the Planet or B Corporation, MegaFood is one of just 250 that carries both certifications. The company has already demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability. This includes $1.235 million in financial donations, product donations, sponsorships, and small grants to environmental organizations in 2022, as well as internal improvements to environmental management and company operations such as eliminating 13,500 pounds of plastic from landfills.

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