Spreading goodness is a year-round activity, so we encourage you to check back frequently to see what
we’ve been up to. Find out what’s new at Annie’s:

Employee Commuter Program

We know that commuting to and from work is a major contributor to transportation emissions, which in turn contribute to smog and climate change. When we moved our headquarters from Napa to Berkeley, California, we chose a facility that’s about a mile from a commuter rail …

Living “Green” in Berkeley

While we know our greatest environmental impact lies in our supply chain, we also believe it’s important to live “green” at our company headquarters in Berkeley, California. Our building is LEED gold certified. As part of our efforts, we chose the following:

Central …

Striving for Zero Waste in Berkeley

At Annie’s, we work to compost or recycle as many of our materials – like coffee grinds and paper – as we can. This year we took a look at our resource recovery numbers and realized we were using assumptions that inflated the weight of our compost. Like most companies …

Spreading Goodness by Giving Back

At Annie’s, we try to employ the engine of our business to make the food system more sustainable and the world a better place, but we know this approach doesn’t accomplish all of the changes we want to see. And we know that we can’t do it by ourselves. So, we find …

Volunteering within our Community

Another key way we give back is by contributing time to our local community. We have a formalized volunteering program whereby we provide opportunities for employees to volunteer at specific organizations in the Bay Area during the workday. These volunteer hours can take …

Meet the Organic Valley Dairy Farmers

Some of the organic cheese in our organic macaroni and cheese products is sourced from Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative made up of more than 1,800 farmers across the country. In 2012, we visited with some of the Organic Valley dairy farmers located in Northern …

A Hidden Camera Experiment

Kids love Annie’s Mac and Cheese. Kids love Annie’s Pizza. These things we know for sure. But what would kids do if faced with a decision? Would they resist these dinner time favorites and wait ten minutes for an Annie’s Rising Crust Mac & Cheese Pizza? 
We put …

Agricultural scholarships: supporting future farmers

Every year we award $100,000 in scholarships to students through our Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program. Sustainable and organic agriculture is core to our business and everything that we do, so we’re proud to support the next generation of farmers!
Our …

Carbon Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of our Products

Since the beginning, Annie’s has been committed to making a difference both in the products we make and how we do business. Sustainability is not only about lessening our impact on the earth we all share; it’s also about helping to make a positive difference where …

How Organic Wheat Makes a Difference

When we conducted our LCA (life cycle assessment) research in 2012, it led us to do a deeper dive on the carbon impact of specific organic ingredients. We were disappointed to learn that little third-party research has been conducted in this area. Of the studies conducted in …

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