Kalamazoo, MI—Kalsec has achieved B Corp Certification. Its business practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency are a few ways the company has proven its commitment to social and environment initiatives, according to a press release.

Kalsec produces spice and herb extracts, colors, antioxidants, and hop products for the food and beverage industry.

“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, in the press release.

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Kalsec's headquarters is equipped with solar arrays and electric vehicle stations, and compostable service ware is used for sensory tests and by employees. Its supply chain management follows its Responsible Sourcing Policy and uses Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Farm Sustainability Assessment tools in the field to measure and improve sustainability of its agricultural supply chain. Further, the company's ethical operations promote responsible sourcing practices, including practices designed to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

“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.”

Readers can learn more about Kalsec’s social responsibility efforts atkalsec.com/social-responsibility.