Clif Bar Wins Sustainability Award

The Emeryville-headquartered energy-bar company won a Rabobank Leadership Award.


Image courtesy of Clif Bar & Company

Emeryville-headquartered Clif Bar & Company has just won a prestigious sustainability award.

Global food and agribusiness bank Rabobank — one of the world's largest banks, with over $750 billion in assets — announced in December the recipients of its annual Rabobank Leadership Awards, which honor trailblazing North American food-and-agriculture companies.

A panel of judges from various realms including academia, media, policy, and the food industry assessed hundreds of nominees before awarding Clif Bar & Company the Rabobank Award for Leader in Sustainability.

“Sustainability is baked into our business model,” said Clif Bar co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, as reported by the Perishable News trade journal.

“We guide and measure our performance on how well we sustain our business, brands, people, communities and the planet. We’re grateful for this important recognition from Rabobank, but know Clif Bar alone can’t ensure a sustainable future for food and agriculture. 

"That requires all of us.”

Iconic Maryland-based Fortune 1000 spice outfit McCormick & Company won the Rabobank Award for Leadership and Excellence. 

Southern California-based Apeel Sciences, which prevents food waste by developing a plant-based product that can double the shelf life of produce without refrigeration, won the Rabobank Award for Emerging Leader in Innovation.

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