Growing Responsibly

 

Kalsec: A Certified B Corporation®

Kalsec continues our legacy of prioritizing sustainability, social responsibility, innovation and community engagement, enabling our vision to be a private and sustainable business for the next 100 years; which starts anew every day.

Kalsec has reached a new milestone as one of only 3,500+ businesses globally that have certified as B Corporations®.

B Corp Certification is a highly selective status that rigorously assesses a company in 5 key areas. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

We want to share our story as a Certified B Corporation and our continuous journey of growing responsibly.

Certified B Corporations® (B Corps) are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. There are more than 3,500 B Corps in 150 industries and 70+ countries around the world.

We encourage all other Certified B Corporations® to connect with us on the B Hive.

Our Workers

 

The work we do is only possible because of the tireless efforts of our dedicated employees around the world. At Kalsec, we are constantly investing in our people while respecting each employee’s diversity and enriching work life by implementing key wellness and engagement programs.

WE ARE FAMILY
Kalsec is proud of our essential employees for continuing to provide products that feed the world. We appreciate all that each member of our family does for each other and the planet.

Our Customers

 

Helping our customers to create products that look better, taste better and last longer is at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to using our global expertise and resources to ensure that our line of innovative, naturally sourced products and solutions are of the highest quality and meet the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers around the world.

Kalsec farming We are proud to have made significant progress on our responsible sourcing program. In 2020 we reached 64% of our global supply base assessed for sustainability standards, and we are on track to reach 70% in 2021.

The Environment

 

Kalsec’s business depends upon access to energy and natural resources like water and land. As global citizens, we strive to respect and nurture the environment and communities from which we derive our livelihoods.

Air Emission Improvements GRI 305-7, UNSDG 12

Our goal was to improve our levels of regulated air emissions through a 60% reduction from calendar year 2017 to 2019. We exceeded our goal by reducing regulated air emissions by 88%! And we continue to decrease our air emissions. This has been accomplished through a tremendous team effort involving our manufacturing, technical, business leadership and our environmental health and safety teams. This improvement is good for our employees, our community, and the planet.

portrait of Paul H. Todd, Jr.
Founder

 

“So, I think that may be the most important part of our credence…We hold nature in awesome respect.

– Paul H. Todd, Jr., Founder

 

Our Community

 

Kalsec engages in local communities around the globe to expand students’ knowledge in the field of science to build stronger communities with employee donations of time and money.

 
Kalsec continues a strong partnership with EARTH (Escuela de Agricultura de la Region Tropical Humeda) University. In 2019 we hosted our 26th EARTH Intern, Yahaya Alhassan. Yahaya’s project was to begin work to understand the details behind Kalsec’s CO2 emissions. He mapped out our supply process and researched what activities would need to be considered when calculating our carbon footprint.

 
“Social justice and environmental stewardship have been a part of our DNA since the beginning.”
 
Martha Todd
Chairman, Board of Directors and
Granddaughter of Kalsec founder Paul H. Todd, Jr.

 

Martha Todd

Governance

 

We operate ethically and in accordance with applicable laws. Operating ethically goes beyond what is required by law, and instead looks deeper into the impact of how what we do improves humanity. This quest to do business in a way that benefits the world is ingrained in our culture around the globe.

 

United Nations Global Compact

Kalsec is proud to announce alignment with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals.

Please click to read our Ethics Policy and our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.

Ethics Policy

We rely on our suppliers, all over the world, to work with us and match our commitment towards customers for top quality products, while living our social responsibility goals.

Responsible Sourcing

Through SEDEX we publish ethical data and conduct SMETA audits. To inquire, our SEDEX account number is ZC1091019.

Kalsec Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2017

Corporate Responsibility Reports

 


 
Kalsec is continuing its legacy of prioritizing sustainability, innovation, community engagement and ethical operations. This is integral to our vision to be a private and sustainable business for the next 100 years, which starts anew every day. Part of this vision includes making these efforts public and holding ourselves accountable by making progress toward supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), established for global prosperity. In the following reports we share our story and annual progress toward these goals and reflect our progress in the GRI Index reports.

2020 Corporate Responsibility Report
 

All Reports

Download the full Kalsec Corporate Responsibility reports from previous years.

2020 Corporate Responsibility Report – English
2019 Corporate Responsibility Report – English
2018 Corporate Responsibility Report – English
2018 REPORTE DE RESPONSABILIDAD CORPORATIVA – español
2017 Corporate Responsibility Report