About Left Coast Naturals
Left Coast Naturals
is an organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor based in the greater Vancouver regional district, and a longstanding Climate Smart certified business. With sustainability as one of the core principles of the company, Left Coast Naturals has continuously adapted the way they do business, seeing sustainably as an ‘improvement, not an end goal’. In addition to Climate Smart Certification, Left Coast Naturals was one of the founding Certified B-Corp
organizations in Canada and contributes to advocacy initiatives to support organic farming practices and farms, and local food initiatives.
Food manufacturers that are dependent on transportation of goods through 3rd party contractors often struggle with lowering their footprint associated with shipping. In most instances, the frequency & size of shipments are determined by client’s requirement which makes it challenging to use alternate mode of shipment or to combine shipments.
Going Climate Smart
Since first joining the Climate Smart program in 2012, Left Coast Naturals has consistently measured and managed their carbon footprint using the Climate Smart program, working closely with client advisors to continuously build upon evermore ambitious reduction strategies, in particular with respect to shipping related emissions. Their continued commitment to sustainability has allowed Left Coast Naturals to experience reductions in their overall emissions while also growing as a business.
In 2019, Left Coast Naturals achieved an overall reduction of 12% from their 2014 baseline inventory and a 40% reduction in emissions per full-time equivalent employee. Climate Smart data has also been key to demonstrating Left Coast Naturals’ exceptional achievements in the environmental area of the BCorp
assessment and ranking in the top 20% of all BCorps as a Best for the World honouree.
- 25% reduction in shipping related emissions.
- 14% reduction in freight kilometres
- 12% overall reduction from 2014 baseline inventory
- 40% reduction in emissions/ full time equivalent employees