Village Farms International has been named to Corporate Knights’ inaugural “Future 50: The Fastest Growing Sustainable Companies in Canada.” The “Future 50” is a list of the fastest growing Canadian companies whose business activities align with the transition to a clean global economy.
Village Farms was selected from 6,115 companies (1,100 public and 4,015 private) as one of 25 publicly traded companies with the highest year-over-year percentage increase in “clean revenue.” (The other 25 selections were private companies.)
“As a company that has put the environment and sustainable agriculture practices at the heart of everything we do, we are honored to be included in the inaugural list,” said Michael DeGiglio, chief executive officer of Village Farms Fresh. “We are firm believers that what’s good for the earth is good for business, employees, and stakeholders. We look forward to building on our proud history of leadership and innovation in sustainable agriculture and as a producer of cannabidiol products internationally: cannabis in Canada and Australia, with plans to enter the Netherlands, and CBD and other cannabinoid products in the United States, as well as selected Asia-Pacific markets.”
“All companies are now in the business of dealing with climate change. Our reason for devising this list is our belief in the success of these companies being pivotal to creating a more sustainable Canada, as well as acting as inspiration for other entrepreneurs,” said Toby Heaps, founder and CEO of Corporate Knights.
“Village Farms was built on a foundation rooted in great cultivation. Our growing methods ensure a year-round, high-quality product using cultivation methods that warrant the highest level of food safety. Growing food for human consumption is a huge responsibility, and I am pleased we are recognized in our efforts to preserve the planet for future generations,” said Eric T Janke, executive vice-president of sales & marketing, Village Farms Fresh.
For more information:
Helen L. Aquino
Village Farms International Inc.
Tel: +1 (407) 936-1190