This month we have a huge slate of announcements, so I hope you'll read to the end! Last month proved to be our busiest month ever, with 40+ new companies making over 160 commitments to act! We also released this year's Tracking Progress survey results, showing 71% of companies are making active progress on their climate commitments. Read our Expo East roundup to learn more.

We also launched the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards nomination form--we encourage you to nominate yourselves and any peers that have great stories of leadership!

The momentum we see is heartening amid Climate Week and the UN talks last week, where millions of young people came out in a massive climate strike, and companies and governments gathered as part of a climate summit. A major takeaway is that we all need to be doing more, faster.

I hope over the coming days, all of us can ask ourselves what we can do to deepen our commitment to tackling climate change. If you haven't made a commitment, do so today! If you have, consider taking a new step to support the vital work our industry is doing. For those of you that do support us, thank you so much for helping usher in a new wave of industry action, knowledge sharing, and leadership. 





Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, inNative, Vegan Heavenly Delights, 12 Tides Seaweed Co., oVertone, Burroughs Family Farms, OlyKraut, Community Market Natural Foods, Ocean's Halo, Goodlight Natural Candles, MaMa Jean's Natural Market, I and Love and You, Casa Sanchez Foods, Kikoko Tea, Deep Roots Market, Rising Tide Co-op, Trickling Springs Creamery, Upper Valley Food Coop, Vital Choice Seafood, The Sugar Beet Co-op, Toast Ale, Barnana, Buchi Kombucha, Booda Organics, Cambridge Naturals, La Tourangelle, Sun & Swell Foods, Active Wisdoms Corporation, Brother Bru Bru's, Coke Farm, KonaRed Corporation, Kube Nice Cream, Oryana Food Cooperative, Sweet Earth Foods, The Common Bond Market, Thrive Market, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Slo Natural Foods Co-op, Vilicus Farms, Hendersonville Community Co-op, Grove Collaborative, Down to Earth Organic & Natural, Enjoy Life Natural Foods, Jimbo's Naturally, Net Zero Analysis & Design Corp, Brothers Drake, Tribe Skincare, Notas al Aire, MxG Fiber, Herbal Healing, Pulp Pantry, and Pure Organic Foods and Fiber . Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 

SPOTLIGHT: Stories of Leadership: CC Donors


  Our donors make it possible for the rest of the industry to take part in our work and gain access to crucial resources. As a thank you to them, we want to share some of the fantastic ways our sponsors are leading the way on responding to climate change. Learn more here!


It's 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change

Battling climate change together

Climate Change Isn't Just a Global Threat--It's a Public Health Emergency

The World's Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns

Get Set for SupplySide West

Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit

With national climate action nowhere in sight, a new corporate ambition: beat the Paris goals


2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards

Nominations are open for the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards! Help the Climate Collaborative and National Co+op Grocers identify and celebrate trailblazers in the natural products industry that are demonstrating strong, inspiring climate leadership. Winners will be honored at Climate Day during Expo West 2020. Learn more about the application process here



2019 Tracking Progress Results

We're excited to announce the results of our Tracking Progress survey! The Climate Collaborative’s Tracking Progress Update highlights the type and amount of progress that committed companies are making around their climate action commitments. We ask companies where in the implementation process they are, whether they are quantifying emissions reductions, and for details on their progress. You can read the full results here



Stories of Progress

We've just released our 2019 Tracking Progress Update, and alongside its release, are sharing examples of progress we're seeing in the industry across our nine commitment areas. Read here to learn how your peers are taking action!



Webinar Recording: Analysis. Action. Repeat - Steps and Tools for Comprehensive Climate Action Plans

“Taking action” is the most critical step to combatting climate change, and these actions can become more refined and impactful through use of Climate Action Plans. Our September webinar distilled Climate Action Plans into clear, actionable steps for the natural products industry. Presenters will also review various tools and resources that can help in this process, including SFTA’s new Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP) module. View the recording here




OSC2 Launches the JEDI Collaborative! 

Natural products industry leaders are encouraged to participate in a Diversity Benchmarking Survey as part of the work of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Collaborative, a new industry initiative led by OSC2. Inclusion of more diverse communities within leadership, management, and work force, improves diversity of thought that supports innovation within your business, and also helps the natural products industry and your company to grow and reach communities that would otherwise be missed. 




All Together Now: Supply Chain Trends and Tools in Climate Mitigation

October 16, 2019

10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

Most companies' emissions are concentrated within their supply chains, and in our October webinar, we're bringing you practical tools and examples of how you can be ramping up your supply chain mitigation efforts. We're welcoming EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership and Climate Collaborative committed companies Clif Bar and Badger to outline how to build internal support around supply chain engagement--and the business case for doing so. Register here

SupplySide West: Climate Action in the Health and Nutrition Industry

October 17-18, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting two panels at SupplySide West! Join us October 17th and 18th as we explore how health and nutrition companies can come together to act on climate change. RSVP here for our panels! 

Partner Event - Verge Summit 

October 22-24, 2019

Oakland Convention Center

The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities, and communities accelerating the clean economy. Join us — and more than 3,000 leaders from diverse industries and sectors — to explore the four dynamic and influential markets driving the transition. Save 10% with code V19CC here!

Partner Event - Regenerative Earth Summit: Soil + Water + Climate

October 29-30, 2019

Boulder, CO

This Summit, hosted by At the Epicenter, will galvanize food, fashion and beauty industry leaders working for strong economies and the restoration of ecosystems through focusing on soil and water stewardship in supply web communities. They will convene to design strategies to empower awareness and human wellbeing through an emphasis on global agriculture. Join colleagues @Esca Bona @KissTheGround @SavoryInstitute @RiverNetwork @ColoradoOcean @ClimateCollaborative @Fibershed @AmericanSustainableBusinessCouncil building change at this experiential gathering. For details and pricing visit here! #Soil #Water #BusinessForGood

Partner Event - Sustainable Business & Advocacy Summit: Making Capitalism Work For All

December 10-11, 2019

Washington, D.C.

Trust in America’s economic and government systems is deteriorating, right along with our infrastructure, social mobility and climate. Explore the fundamental policy reforms we need to make capitalism work for all — then take those ideas to Capitol Hill. Learn more and register here


Have you had any climate impact successes you think we should know about? Send them our way and we’ll make sure that your lessons learned benefit the whole community. 

Send us any blog or social media posts your company publishes about your experience reducing your impact on the climate and we’ll spread the word!

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If you haven't already made a commitment to Climate Action please visit the Climate Collaborative website and check out the nine areas in which your company can make a commitment to bold climate action.



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