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Brands looking to improve their ecological balance should start in any small way they can, notes Ann Armbrecht, director, Sustainable Herbs Program, because one ripple now can lead to waves.

Sandy Almendarez

May 14, 2019

The climate is changing, and suppliers in the botanical industry are weathering droughts, floods, rising temperatures and other deviations that impact supply chains. The finished product brands that feature these herbs can act now to enhance sustainability, improving their businesses, the communities that support their crops, the health of their consumers and the condition of the planet. In this podcast, Ann Armbrecht, director, Sustainable Herbs Program, discusses how brands can start to ease the climate conundrum with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER. They cover:
•    The Sustainable Herbs Program’s objectives, and how it helps botanical brands improve their businesses
•    Why relationships with farmers are so important to brands’ business operations
•    How can brands prioritize third-party certifications to boost their sustainability
This podcast was recorded at SupplySide East in April 2019 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Got feedback? Email Sandy at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast.

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

editor in chief, Informa

Sandy Almendarez entered the natural products industry in 2009 when she joined Virgo Publishing (now Informa Exhibitions) as an assistant editor. Since then, she's worked her way up to editor in chief where she writes, edits and manages content for INSIDER. Under Sandy’s direction, INSIDER has won editorial awards from Folio: every year since 2014, including B2B Editorial Team of the Year in 2015.

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