NOW Foods Receives the 2009 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award

NOW Foods announced today that it has been recognized by the State of Illinois for its ongoing efforts in waste reduction and environmental sustainability. This marks the second consecutive year in which NOW Foods has received the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award.

“This award recognizes the hard work and commitment of many individuals and departments within NOW Foods,” said Jim Emme, NOW’s Chief Operating Officer. “While we are pleased with our progress, we have additional plans that include increasing the use of recycled materials in our packaging, improving energy efficiency by re-using heat from air compressors, researching the use of wind energy for our facility, and pursuing LEED-ED certification.”

NOW Foods was one of thirty-eight Illinois’ businesses recognized for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The Governor’s Sustainability Awards were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the award ceremony luncheon in Champaign, IL. ISTC is a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois. Since 1987, ISTC has presented Governors awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.

Founded in 1968, NOW Foods is an award-winning manufacturer of over 1,500 natural dietary supplements, sports nutrition, personal care products, and health foods. The company employs over 500 individuals and its products are sold in 70+ countries. For over 40 years, NOW Foods has remained family owned and operated, and committed to its original mission of providing value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

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