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Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing in the Botanical IndustrySustainability and Responsible Sourcing in the Botanical Industry

Learn about the Sustainable Herbs Program of the American Botanical Council and resources.

Jon Benninger

April 20, 2021

The Sustainable Herbs Program of the American Botanical Council is following medicinal plants from their point of origin through their value networks and supply chains to raise industry and consumer awareness about issues of sustainability, regeneration and ethical practices. This presentation will:

  • Outline best practices around sourcing and sustainability

  • Discuss why these practices are crucial to the long-term success of the industry

  • Present SHP resources and those that it is developing to enhance industry engagement in deeper awareness and discussions of these issues and further sustainability plans and activities

  • Highlight ways you can become involved in SHP

About the Author(s)

Jon Benninger


Jon Benninger is vice president and market leader at Informa Markets. He focuses on the strategic direction and growth of the SupplySide portfolio, which includes SupplySide West, SupplySide East, Natural Products Insider and Food & Beverage Insider. He coordinates with leaders of the other Informa health and nutrition events and brands, including Natural Products Expo, Vitafoods, Food ingredients, NEXT and Nutrition Business Journal. Benninger joined the company in 1995 as the founding editor of the company’s first trade magazine for the nutrition industry.

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