This week, Real Leaders is launching the first Eco Innovation Awards to its global community of social impact executives, recognizing Just Salad for its efforts to highlight the link between food and climate change through its carbon labeling program . Just Salad was ranked #5 among 50 companies applying innovative environmental solutions for the common good, alongside Sunwealth Power, Procter & Gamble, Arcelik and Greatview Aseptic Packaging Company among the top 5 winners. As a longtime advocate for companies that incorporate sustainability into their business models, Real Leaders wanted to recognize products, projects and initiatives that actively contribute to a healthier planet.
In 2020, Just Salad became the first U.S. restaurant chain to carbon label its menu – using carbon labels to create its in-store Earth-Friendly menu board, which features low-carbon and vegetable-based options. plants, and the “Climatarian” lifestyle filter. on its online menus, which creates a list of items with the lowest carbon footprints. After the menu was launched, Just Salad saw an almost 10% increase in sales of these items.
“As a leader, it’s about finding talented people who buy into your mission and setting the bar high for successful execution,” Just Salad CEO Nick Kenner told Real Leaders magazine. “My advice to other business leaders looking to make a meaningful difference would be to prioritize the environmental impact their business will have on future generations, in addition to fully committing to doing things that are good for you. the planet through operations.”
Entries were judged on creativity, innovation, originality, measurable impact and had to be designed to help solve an environmental problem. Awards were given in three categories: Top 50 ranking, Ones to Watch and Eco Innovation Allies. All winners will be featured in the Q3 2022 issue of Real Leaders magazine, on Real-Leaders.com, and will be promoted on social media.
“This is such a critical time for our planet,” says Julie Van Ness, CEO of Real Leaders. “The dire climate warning from the latest IPCC report has made it clear that there is no time to waste. We will all need to work together, especially business leaders who can put their influence and power at the service of the planet. That’s why we dedicated our third quarter issue to business-led solutions to address the climate crisis; and we are thrilled to introduce the world to our Eco Innovation award-winning companies and CEOs who are doing just that. This issue is essential reading for motivated leaders who want to be part of the solution.
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