2008 Socially Responsible Business Awards Winners Announced

The recipients of the14th Socially Responsible Business Awards (SRBA) were announced today during the annual breakfast held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East at the Boston Convention Center, in Boston, Mass.

The 2008 Socially Responsible Business Awards were presented to:

Ahmed Rahim, CEO & Co-Founder, Numi LLC

Heather Lieder, Marketing Director, Pangea Organics

Joar Opheim, CEO, Nordic Naturals

The awards were presented by representatives of this year’s SRBA sponsors, including Ellen Feeney, VP, Responsible Livelihood, WhiteWave Foods; Tom Dziki, VP of Sustainability, United Natural Foods; and Gillian Christie, CEO and founder, Christie Communications.

Attendees of the 2008 SRBA breakfast enjoyed an interview-style discussion conducted by SRBA Steering Committee Chairman Gurudhan Singh Khalsa with internationally known social entrepreneur and Clif Bar founder and CEO Gary Erickson and his wife and Co-CEO Kit Crawford.

The breakfast included products donated by a number of the event’s sponsors, which included Golden Temple, Peace Cereals and the Yogi Tea Company and co-sponsors WhiteWave Foods (Silk and Horizon), NOW Foods, Herbalist & Alchemist, UNFI, Steaz, Christie Communications, Kopali Organics, New Hope Natural Media, Partnership Capital Growth, The Shelton Group PR, CO-Op America, Under The Canopy, and INNOVision Health Media/Natural Solutions Magazine.

The Socially Responsible Business Awards are given to companies that have demonstrated excellence in integrating social responsibility in multiple aspects of their businesses. The nominees are judged in six categories: Community Involvement, Education, Health, Employee Empowerment, Environment, and Sourcing by an independent panel of judges.

Visit www.sociallyresponsibleawards.org for more information.

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