The company aims to revolutionize the food industry with 100% plant-based products, clean labels, functional ingredients and sustainable production and packaging.
The Live Green Co., a Chilean start-up with Indian roots, announced that it received B Corporation certification, awarded by the global nonprofit organization B Lab and its Sistema B. This makes it the first food technology start-up based in Latin America to become certified.
Certification requires undergoing a rigorous process to measure the company’s social and environmental impact and its commitment to decision-making that considers the long-term consequences of its actions on the community and the environment, once certified.
“At The Live Green Co., we take great pride in putting in the effort to become B Lab certified because their stringent environmental and social standards are a model of how we approach business each day,” said founder and CEO Priyanka Srinivas. “Creating a future for sustainable, plant alternatives that are accessible throughout the food industry is our life’s work and this certification from B Corporation is recognition that we’re on the right path forward.”
This is currently the only certification that considers the social and environmental performance of a company as a whole. By becoming certified, The Live Green Co. joins leading organizations focused on social and environmental impact, such as Patagonia, Danone and Chile’s Algramo, Betterfly and Green Glass, to name a few.
The Live Green Co. is a Chilean start-up founded by Priyanka Srinivas in 2018 that is currently backed by Start-Up Chile and other accelerators and international investment firms. It has also been supported by InvestChile since 2019.
The company aims to transform the food industry with 100% plant-based products, clean labels, functional ingredients and sustainable production and packaging. Using a recommendation engine called Charaka, the company can scan 15,000 plants and plant properties to provide healthy and sustainable substitutes for more than 5,000 additives.
The company’s products —plant-based ice cream, hamburger mixes and pancake mixes— are available in grocery stores in Chile and Peru, as well as on Amazon.com in the United States.
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