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Awards & Recognition

At NOW, we understand the importance of doing whatever is in our power to not only preserve our environment, but to improve it as well. Of course, this begins with education, vision and the collective efforts of individuals willing to make that commitment. Over the years, our organization has gone to great lengths to do our part in making this planet a more beautiful and resourceful place to live. From progressive recycling programs to community-based activities, NOW will continue to do its part in promoting a higher level of social responsibility.


Sparks Facility2012 - NOW Western Operations Awarded LEED Silver Certication

NOW’s Sparks facility is a green facility built to adhere to LEED program specifications, which supports NOW’s focus on environmental and sustainability initiatives. The Sparks facility is LEED Silver certified. Read More...


2011 Governor's Sustainability Award2011 - NOW Presented with 2011 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award

NOW is pleased to announce we’ve been awarded the 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. This marks the fourth consecutive year that NOW has been a recipient of this award. NOW is one of only six companies in Illinois to be awarded with the 2011 Continuous Improvement recognition for on-going sustainability efforts.

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, has honored organizations for their efforts in sustainability and pollution prevention since 1987. Sustainability is achieved through activities that satisfy today's needs without diminishing the prospects of future generations. ISTC (and NOW) believes that the key to sustainability is being less wasteful with materials, energy, and natural and community resources. "These businesses and organizations have shown that it is possible to create and maintain conditions under which people and the environment can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social and economic requirements of present and future generations," said Manohar Kulkarni, ISTC Director.


2010 Governor's Sustainability Award2010 - NOW Receives 2010 Illinois Governors Sustainability Award

I have the pleasure of announcing that NOW Foods has received a 2010 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. This marks the third consecutive year that NOW has been a recipient of this award. NOW is one of only seven companies in Illinois to be awarded with the 2010 Continuous Improvement recognition for on-going sustainability efforts.

ISTC (and NOW) believes that the key to sustainability is being less wasteful with materials, energy, and natural and community resources. "These businesses and organizations have shown that it is possible to create and maintain conditions under which people and the environment can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social and economic requirements of present and future generations," said Manohar Kulkarni, ISTC Director.


2009 Governor's Sustainability Award2009 - Illinois Governor's Award for Sustainability given to NOW

This award recognizes the many individuals and departments that have so diligently worked on projects that help our business run more efficiently and reduce our impact on the environment.  Some of the projects that were noted by ISTC during the presentation include the installation of a solar power grid on the NOW Foods rooftop, the conversion from petroleum-based plastic bags to corn-based bags, the conversion from virgin corrugated board to 100% recycled-content board for our shipping boxes, and several energy conservation projects including the retrofit to fluorescent warehouse lighting. Read more.


Hawk Award2009 - NOW Receives Hawk Award

2009 marks the 10th consecutive year that NOW Foods has hosted Forest Preserve volunteer events that involve natural resource and habitat restoration projects, as well as delittering efforts at the East Branch Forest Preserve. In recognition of this milestone, NOW has been honored by the Illinois DuPage Forest Preserve District at their annual volunteer appreciation banquet with the “Hawk Award”, commemorating 10 years of volunteer service and overall commitment to the environment. Read More..


2008 - Better world bookNOW Foods named “Corporate Hero”

NOW was recently rated as a “Corporate Hero” in the latest printing of a book Entitled. The Better World Shopping Guide , by Ellis Jones (www.betterworldshopper.org). This book evaluated various businesses in 73 categories; ranking them on an A to F grade scale based primarily on social and environmental responsibility criteria. The author used over 16 independent resources that evaluate a company's business practices. A company in each category that displays “the things that put a company head and shoulders above the rest” is named the Corporate Hero. Conversely, a company that displays “the things that land a company squarely at the bottom of the rankings” is exposed as a “Corporate Villain.” In the Vitamin category, NOW was named as the Corporate Hero. This offers further proof that our efforts to support the environment and help those in need are being recognized.


2008 - 2008 Governor's Award SustainabilityGovernor's Pollution Prevention Award

On October 23, 2008 NOW Foods received the Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award. This esteemed award recognizes businesses who protect Illinois’ environment through outstanding pollution prevention measures. NOW was one of thirteen Illinois companies to receive the award this year. The strength and diversity of NOW’s environmental and sustainability program was fundamental in being chosen. Read More...


Outstanding Business Recycling Program2007 - Outstanding Business Recycling Program

NOW Foods was honored for it's efforts in reducing trash volume by 50% and realized a financial benefit of $40, 000 per year.


 

2006 - Earth Flag for Business - DuPage County BoardEarth Flag for Business

On November 15th, 2006, Illinois's DuPage County Board presented NOW Foods with the Earth Flag for Business. This award recognizes socially responsible businesses who exemplify an ongoing commitment to the environment. NOW's efforts include extensive in-house recycling, waste reduction programs, volunteer-based community service and environmental education for its employees. NOW is the first ‘for-profit' business in DuPage County to earn the right to fly the Earth Flag.

The Earth Flag for Business is the only program of its kind in the United States, and is funded by DuPage County for the purpose of promoting and recognizing environmental sustainability.  S.C.A.R.C.E. (School and Community Assistance for Recycling & Compositing Education) administers the DuPage County Environmental Education Program. Read more...


2005 - 2nd Time Winner of Environmental and Sustainability Award from NBJ

At the recent Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) Summit, Al Powers was presented with an award recognizing the company's efforts to support the environment and sustainability. According to Al Powers, "It's really exciting to know that our mission and commitment to our core values is making a difference and benefitting people and our environment around the world!"


2004 - Environmental and Sustainability Award from NBJ

At the recent Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) Summit, Al Powers was presented with an award recognizing the company's efforts to support the environment and sustainability. According to Al Powers, "It's really exciting to know that our mission and commitment to our core values is making a difference and benefitting people and our environment around the world!"


2004 - Shooting Star Award

The DuPage County Forest Preserve District of Illinois recently presented NOW Foods their Shooting Star Award at their annual Forest Preserve District volunteer banquet. This award recognizes the long-term efforts that our entire organization has made in order to improve and support the quality of the East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights, IL. This is also the first time that the District has given this award to a company. As the primary recipient, we look forward to furthering our environmental efforts.


2002 - NOW® Foods takes Silver in the NBJ award for Environmental Category.


2001- Community Service Award, from Illinois Park and Recreation Association and the Illinois Association of Park Districts.