We're passionate about doing right by the planet. Climate change poses a threat to earth and our food system - that's why we're working to drive solutions, like supporting almond farmers in implementing regenerative agriculture practices that work in harmony with nature and help restore the land.
Silk plant-based beverages already have a lower carbon footprint than US conventional dairy milk.* We further protect our planet through projects like water restoration programs and manufacturing with renewable energy**.
*From ISO 14040/44/46 independently reviewed 2020 Life Cycle Assessment based on 2018 product data comparing cradle-to-grave footprint of one half-gallon consumed of average Silk plant-based beverage to US conventional dairy milk. Average Silk footprint from weighted 2018 production of all Silk conventional half gallon beverages, excluding almond-coconut blend.
**100% of the electricity used to manufacture our products at our facilities comes from renewable sources through purchasing RECs and sourcing from PPAs.
Photo by Robert Warren, provided courtesy of Bonneville Environmental Foundation
We’re about more than that moment you crack open a carton of creamy Silk. (Don’t get us a wrong, it’s a good moment.) But we care about more than mouthwatering tastes. Take water, for instance. Making a half gallon of Silk takes 64% less water than a half gallon of US conventional dairy milk1. We also balance all the water used in our manufacturing facilities to make all our products, restoring it back to nature. And since 2009, Silk’s water partnerships—like our support for a groundwater recharge program in drought-stricken California, and our partnership with Change the Course to help preserve the ecological health of the Colorado River basin—have restored more than 8.7 billion gallons of water to freshwater ecosystems2.
1. From ISO 14040/44/46 independently reviewed 2020 Life Cycle Assessment based on 2018 product data comparing cradle-to-grave footprint of one half-gallon consumed of average Silk plant-based beverage to US conventional dairy milk. Average Silk footprint from weighted 2018 production of all Silk conventional half gallon beverages, excluding almond-coconut blend.
2. Silk is a charter sponsor of Change the Course, a Bonneville Environmental Foundation program, and over the last 11 years has supported more than 30 restoration projects, helping to restore over 8.7 billion gallons of water.
Think cartons are all the same? They’re not. Sourcing matters. That’s why we’re actively working toward using only paperboard that’s certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to make our cartons. Cool, right? Learn more at us.fsc.org.
What about when you’ve enjoyed every last drop inside the carton? Well, the carton gets a second life—if you recycle it. All of our cartons are recyclable, as are our creamer bottles and yogurt alternative cups. Just follow the How2Recycle® instructions on the pack—and keep it out of the landfill. Find more details at how2recycle.info.
As part of our commitment to the planet, we are aiming for all of our packaging be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025.
Bees and other pollinators make the food world go ‘round. So we’re committed to supporting all pollinators.
We also planted more than 25 linear miles of drought-resistant, flowering, native California hedgerow plants on the orchards owned by the family that supplies our almond butter. In addition to supporting bees, these flowering, living fences also support a huge range of songbirds, butterflies, raptors, and other wildlife.