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.

2019 SUSTAINABILITY HIGHLIGHTS

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MISSION

Celebrated 25 years of business in pursuit of our mission to sustain family farms.

FARMS

Welcomed 3 new organic family farms to our local network of dairy farms.

WASTE

Diverted 93% of waste away from landfill to earn TRUE® Zero Waste Certification.

ENERGY

Sourced 100% renewable, zero carbon electricity to power the Marshall creamery.

WATER

Saved 180,000 gallons of water with drought-resilient landscaping at our office.

PACKAGING

Received 3.2 million glass milk bottles returned by Straus customers for reuse.

DONATIONS

Provided 22,000 lbs of product to the food bank to feed our neighbors in need.

COMMUNITY

Donated $104,000 to mission-aligned organizations to benefit our community.

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