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Built to Last.

Sustainability isn't just a fad or a marketing tool here; at HWA, it's integrated into everything we do. Over 95% of our growers have moved from traditional irrigation methods to utilize sophisticated water-saving technologies. Ag-tech solutions such as this help us stay at the forefront of our increasingly fine-tuned industry. Growing and processing almonds is an energy and resource intensive effort, but HWA is committed to using less to produce more.

Impact Report

Harris Woolf Almonds is pleased to present our Inaugural Impact Report.

Making an impact has been our focus for over thirty years, and that won't be changing anytime soon.

To view the full report, please click here.

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Certified B Corporation

As a Certified B Corporation, Harris Woolf Almonds celebrates its official commitment to inclusive, equitable, and regenerative practices. B Corp™ status is bestowed on those businesses that pass the nonprofit B Lab™'s rigorous B Impact Assessment; it's a comprehensive gauge of a company's positive effect on all its stakeholders, from customers to employees to community residents and the environment. Together, B Corps —including Patagonia, Danone, Eileen Fisher, and now Harris Woolf Almonds — form a global movement to use business as a force for good.

Bees

During February and March, bee keepers and their honey bees travel to California. That's the largest movement of pollinators in the world, and it transforms hundreds of billions of almond blossoms into hundreds of billions of delicious almonds. So you can understand why Harris Woolf proudly supports a number of leading non-profit organizations devoted to the health of bees and other invertebrates.

Water

Water is a thriving almond industry's most essential input. Our future depends on prioritizing creative ways to be more efficient with how we use this key resource. We are committed to implementing new systems, both within our processing facilities and orchards, in order to get the most utility out of every drop. We've adopted strategies to reutilize waste water to supplement irrigation and our suppliers invest heavily in water flow monitors so they can better regulate water and eliminate waste.

Energy & Carbon Footprint

Many projects centered on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction are in the works at HWA. Based on assessments conducted by independent agencies, we have a thorough understanding of the carbon footprint and energy efficiency of our plants — but there is always room for improvement. We're in the process of reducing our dependence on traditional power sources by developing expansive solar projects. By 2025, 50% of energy usage from our facilities will be from renewable sources. Further, we're committed to lowering GHG emissions from our facilities by 25% by 2025.

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Grower Showcase: Woolf Farming

Stringent resource planning is of critical importance for Woolf Farming — one of HWA's founding farms. Woolf Farming constantly works to make their operation more resourceful and bio-dynamic. For example, through effective tracking technologies, Woolf Farming has drastically reduced the amount of tractor time needed to farm; this results in higher soil quality and a carbon offset of nearly 300,000 tons annually — the equivalent of taking 53,000 cars off the road!

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Food Safety

Food safety is crucial for consumers, the environment, and Harris Woolf Almonds. We enact comprehensive, globally recognized safety plans throughout our facilities and continue to lead the way in maintaining a more traceable supply chain. Food safety is why we invest so heavily in optical sorting and employee training. These intelligent, preemptive measures lead to less waste, happier customers, and a safer world.

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