Business For Good: Sustainable Development Goals Introduction
Grace Farms’ local-to-global impact model was developed recognizing that acting locally and thinking globally is essential to tackling some of the greater threats facing humanity today. We believe that partnership and collaboration are essential to achieving our aspirational goal of pursuing peace. Our work at Grace Farms Foods aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals and we eagerly support their mission to coordinate a global effort to solve the challenges preventing a sustainable and more equitable world.
Our work at Grace Farms Foods aligns with the following SDGs
Grace Farms Foods and Grace Farms Foundation have been committed to supporting our local community through our food relief efforts since 2015. Each year Grace Farms Foods and Grace Farms Foundation donates thousands of pounds of coffee, fresh produce, and prepared meals to our partners supporting disenfranchised communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic Grace Farms Foundation donated nearly 200,000 lbs. of prepared foods to the Fairfield County community.
Demonstrating and advocating for female leaders and entrepreneurs has been at the heart of Grace Farms since inception. Ending all forms of discrimination against all women and girls is prioritized in all aspects of our business. Eliminating all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation has been central of the many roundtables, partnerships, and trainings Grace Farms Foundation hosts. Grace Farms is committed to ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life. Grace Farms Foods specifically seek to partner with female entrepreneurs and companies led by women. Inspired by co-founder Sharon Prince, Grace Farms Foods also seeks to work with talented female managers, advisors, and team members.
Through Grace Farms Foundation’s Design For Freedom movement, Justice Initiative and Grace Farms Foods ‘Freedom for All’ pillar of purpose we aim to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms. Furthermore, Grace Farms Foods is committed to protecting labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment. Grace Farms Foods works with suppliers and our manufacturing partner to eliminate any reasonable doubt that forced labor exists in our supply chain. We have partnered with Fair Trade USA™ and Fairtrade™ International to source ingredients that have been audited and accredited by an independent third party to ensure workers are paid a fair wage and have met standards of worker’s rights and environmental practices.
We are all consumers one way or another. We are all producers in one way or another. We are all capable or improving the way we do both. Grace Farms Foods is committed to producing products of value made with ingredients that minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment. The majority of our packaging is primarily made from recycled materials, but we know we can do better. Our team is constantly seeking more sustainable packaging while maintaining food safety, freshness, and efficient design. We will continue to do better.
Grace Farms Foods is committed to becoming a certified Carbon Neutral company by 2025.
In the coming years we seek to contribute to Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies, Goal 17: Partnerships for The Goals.