Stratum Nutrition’s parent company, Novus International, Inc., releases its fifth annual sustainability report providing detailed information and examples of how the company works hand-in-hand with its stakeholders and network of business partners to improve and advance their sustainability efforts. Nurturing its business as a network of partnerships is central to the company’s commitment to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food and achieve a higher quality of life.
“We know that one company alone may not affect the large-scale change needed to secure our sustainable future; however we strive to set a standard for sustainability,” notes Thad Simons, President and CEO at Novus International. “By working together to advance shared objectives, we can succeed in making a better life for ourselves and for future generations. This report serves to reinforce the value we place on these partnerships.”
“Stratum utilizes partnerships to empower product innovation both upstream and downstream,” comments Jeremy Moore, President, Stratum Nutrition. “Upstream we work with our technology partners to further the science and commercialization of each specialty ingredient. Downstream we further the natural products industry by working with finished product partners who want innovative, scientifically supported and consumer needed product solutions. Developing these partner relationships help our global nutrition industry grow sustainably.”
The 2012 Novus Sustainability report applies The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Framework at Application Level B. GRI is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization which acts to increase the level of business transparency by promoting sustainability reporting among companies throughout the world. The main tool for assimilating sustainability reporting is the GRI reporting framework that contains detailed guidelines for reporting on sustainability impacts and provides a consistent structure that thousands of companies around the world now use to disclose their approach and performance related to sustainability.
In an effort to make this information easy to access and review, Novus has created a digital version of its 2012 Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability.novusint.com/. The website features interactive videos and content to highlight key points of interest within the report.