Lotus Foods' 2022 Impact Report
April 20, 2023
Lotus Foods, the leading heirloom and organic rice company, released an updated Impact Report that captures the company’s accomplishments through 2022, offering details on the business practices and partners that have helped achieve its impressive metrics. The company also makes commitments to continue to lead the way in rice farming practices that will change the way rice is grown around the world.
Since 2009, Lotus Foods has purchased 58.3 million pounds of organic rice, saved 57.1 thousand cumulative tons of CO2e and 6.1 billion gallons of water. The company has achieved this by partnering with small family farmers who practice System of Rice Intensification (SRI) methods, what Lotus Foods calls More Crop Per Drop® (MCPD®). These farming practices minimize water usage, improve soil health, empower women, increase farm incomes and reduce climate impact.
Lotus Foods’ Impact Report shares the company’s success alongside bold commitments. Highlights include transitioning two product lines to recyclable or biodegradable packaging material by 2024 and doubling the amount of rice bought from farmers using regenerative/MCPD® methods by 2025. Lotus Foods will continue to embrace the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) throughout the company and its supply network. Lotus Foods will also proudly join other B Corp companies and commit to accelerating reductions in company emissions to be net zero by 2030.