Kalsec, a global producer of authentic spice and herb extracts, colors, antioxidants and advanced hop products for the food and beverage industry, has achieved B Corporation (or B Corp) Certification. As a B Corp, Kalsec has met rigorous social and environmental standards that represent its commitment to making ethical and sustainable decisions that serve consumers, customers, employees, communities and the environment. For more than 60 years, Kalsec has stood apart in the industry with its legacy of social and environmental responsibility. 
In using its business as a force for good, Kalsec has proven its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity, and corporate transparency.
“We have deepened the Kalsec legacy with our B Corp certification; social justice and environmental stewardship have been a part of our DNA since the beginning,” said Martha Todd, chair of the board of directors and granddaughter of Kalsec founder Paul H. Todd, Jr.
In addition to its certified organic manufacturing facilities and sustainably sourced ingredients, Kalsec is actively protecting the planet. For example, the headquarters in Kalamazoo, Mich., is equipped with solar arrays and electric vehicle stations, and compostable service ware is used for sensory tests and by employees. Kalsec’s supply chain management follows its Responsible Sourcing Policy and uses Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Farm Sustainability Assessment tools in the field to measure and improve sustainability of its agricultural supply chain. Furthermore, Kalsec’s ethical operations promote responsible sourcing practices, including practices designed to prevent slavery and human trafficking.