2019 Sustainability Report
Reflecting On 25 Years of Environmental Leadership
Our Founder and CEO, Albert Straus, started the company in 1994 with a vision for creating high quality, organic dairy products using sustainable farming and manufacturing practices. Straus Family Creamery was the first 100% organic creamery in the United States, sourcing milk from Albert’s own dairy farm, processing it gently to preserve its flavor and nutritional benefits, and packaging it in reusable glass bottles to avoid waste. As Straus Family Creamery has grown over the last 25 years, our vision for sustainability has expanded to powering our operations with renewable energy, diverting 93% of our manufacturing waste stream away from landfill, and striving to create a model for dairy farming with net zero emissions. While our sustainability goals are always evolving, our mission remains the same. Straus Family Creamery is committed to sustaining family farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties by providing high quality, minimally processed, organic dairy products, and to supporting family farming and revitalizing rural communities everywhere through advocacy and education. We hope to continue to pursue this mission for many years to come. Thank you to our supplier farms, our employees, and our customers for being part of this journey.