Background: what you do/how you got involved with sustainability?
Holly leads sustainability at Agropur, a Top 20 cheese producer globally and North America’s largest whey protein manufacturer. Before Agropur, she served as the Sustainability Director with the Business Council for Sustainable Development, supporting leading multinational companies in industries such as construction, textiles, chemicals and finance, in Latin America.
Why did you want to be a part of FSF and serve on the board?
While Agropur’s sustainability efforts address many issues under our own roof, such as energy and water management, greenhouse gas emissions, waste stream upcycling and packaging, we also provide support to the 350+ US farmers that produce the milk that goes into our dairy products. Regenerative agriculture has become a major focal point in the food and beverage industry, due to the positive role it can play in achieving sustainability goals. As a dairy processor, Agropur has the opportunity to connect the good work being done on dairy farms with food and beverage companies that are looking to accelerate these types of activities across their supply chains.
Why should others join FSF?
FSF is the ideal organization to bring people together, create unique collaboration opportunities and ignite important conversations across the agriculture and food industries. Together we can leverage our strengths and pursue regenerative agriculture opportunities as a team.