VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gardein, the delicious plant protein brand currently sold in over 22,000 stores across North America, received the Sustainability Award at the 2014 British Columbia (BC) Export Awards on November 12th in Vancouver. The BC Export Awards honours the excellence and achievements of British Columbia’s Top Exporters in 12 separate categories. The ceremony is the oldest of its kind in Canada.
Gardein was honoured by the BC Export Awards for their trailblazing efforts in developing tasty meatless products that are good for you and mindful of the planet. The award recognizes companies in British Columbia that promote the principles of sustainability through their internal management practices and exported products.
Consumers can save millions of litres of water, kilograms of grain, kilometres of land, and BTUs of fossil fuel just by choosing Gardein over traditional animal protein. According to the Water Foot Print Research Methodology, it takes 6,810 litres of water to produce 1 lb of beef. It only takes 200 litres to produce 1 lb of Gardein. Through sales of Gardein, we’re saving over 100 billion litres of water per year, which is equivalent to the entire contents of Lake Athabasca in Alberta & Saskatchewan.
Yves Potvin, President and Founder of Gardein attended the ceremony and accepted the award. “I am proud that Gardein has been recognized for its achievements as a successful and sustainable exporter,” stated Yves Potvin. “We have always sought to create foods that give people a delicious and convenient way to eat healthier while being mindful of the planet.”
Headquartered in Richmond, BC, Gardein is dedicated to supporting the British Columbia economy and its people. 100% of Gardein plant protein is manufactured in a facility in Richmond, BC, which employs over 270 people full time. Gardein offers the widest variety of award-winning meatless meals and snacks, experiencing a steady 30% year over year growth due to its successful expansion into international markets.
Gardein (garden + protein) is a plant-based protein brand offering a variety of delicious, convenient and versatile foods. Gardein tastes good, is good for you and good for the planet. The fastest growing brand within the category, Gardein creates mouthwatering center-of-plate foods people love that deliver real meat taste, texture and nutrition—with no cholesterol and less fat and calories than traditional proteins. Gardein’s award winning products are made from non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies. Gluten-free options are also available in Gardein’s broad product portfolio. Gardein is available at over 22,000 retail locations as well as over 5,000 restaurants and 100 colleges, universities as well as other venues across North America. For additional information and expertly crafted recipes, visit gardein.com.