Lotus Foods

Richmond, CA

Lotus Foods is trying to Change How Rice Is Grown Around the World.

They believe that by pursuing smart product innovation, better growing practices, and delicious whole grain heirloom rice varieties they can lessen their environmental impact, improve nutrition for their consumers and create more social and economic justice for small farmers.

In 2008 Lotus Foods committed to partnering with small-scale farmers who radically changed how they grow rice, using less to produce more. With a set of practices that they call More Crop Per Drop® farmers can double and even triple their yields using up to 50% less water on average and 80-90% less seed. Click here to learn more.

In 2016 they became a fully certified B Corp. B corporations are legally obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment. Lotus Foods believes that they can change the world for the better by how they conduct their business.

In 2020, they committed to take action to address the twin global crises of Climate Change and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. They joined hundreds of companies in the B Corp community in pledging to accelerate the reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030—20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement. While their company’s mission has embraced the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) since its founding, they are also striving to elevate these values to a new level throughout their company and supply network.