Measure to Improve's Nikki Rodoni Recognized as a Clean Air Leader
SALINAS, CA - Congratulations are in order for sustainability activist and produce industry pro Nikki Rodoni, CEO of Measure to Improve (MTI), who just received a Leadership Award of Distinction at the Clean Air Awards from the Monterey Bay Air Resource District.
“Sustainability is meeting the needs of the future without compromising future generations.”
This week on the Produce Moms podcast, we are learning more about sustainability from Nikki Rodoni, the Founder and CEO of Measure to Improve. Measure to Improve exists to help producers and processors measure, improve and credibly promote their sustainability efforts. They provide analysis, resources and training, among many other services.
Nikki Rodoni founded Measure to Improve (MTI) in 2014, with the goal of becoming a full-service sustainability consulting company committed to helping growers/shippers and processors collect, validate, and communicate their sustainability initiatives and credibly respond to environmentally and socially conscious consumers inquiring about where, what and how their food is produced.
MTI has worked with their clients on a variety of sustainability programs, including water management, energy and waste reduction programs, and responding to buyer surveys.
Monterey County Producers Lead Sustainability Efforts in Zero Waste
SALINAS, Calif. - Measure to Improve, LLC. (MTI), agriculture industry sustainability consultants, has guided two leading Monterey County producers in developing their zero waste programs. These programs have now achieved the highest levels of TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification through Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI). Pursuing zero waste goals helped these companies do more than simply reduce the amount of waste that goes to the local landfill: Taylor Farms and Ippolito International have both discovered financial savings by becoming more resource efficient, a win-win for the community and these companies.
New Salinas Chamber member "Measure to Improve" assisted their client Ippolito International in earning two TRUE Gold Zero Waste Certifications for its Value Added Facility and Packing Shed; a first for Monterey County.
Ippolito International Earns Two TRUE Golds Certifications for its Merrill Street and Blackie Road Facilities
Ippolito International has announced that it is the first grower/shipper in Monterey County to have been awarded a Gold certification under TRUE(Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system for its Value-Added Facility and Brussels Sprouts Packing Facility. TRUE, administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), aims to help facilities define, pursue, and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient.
Measure to Improve Partners with Ten Greener Fields Together and PRO*ACT to Reduce Waste to Landfills
Agriculture industry consultant Measure to Improve is teaming up with Greener Fields Together (GFT) to launch a new sustainability program to reduce waste across the supply chain. Ten of PRO*ACT’s top suppliers have already signed the Waste Reduction Pledge to help reduce waste sent to landfills from their facilities.
Industry sustainability advocate and Measure to Improve CEO Nikki Rodoni has joined the Advisory Board of an influential global leader in advancing solutions to plastic pollution this week. Rodoni will now be part of the newly established Board for Think Beyond Plastic™, joining the likes of Mann Packing’s Gina Nucci, Driscoll’s Scott Komar, and other top sustainability influencers in the produce industry and beyond.
Salinas Land Company and California Orchard Company Celebrating 100-years of Business in Salinas Valley
King City-based California Orchard Company and The Salinas Land Company are celebrating their 100-year anniversary. The two companies are celebrating the auspicious occasion with their Salinas Land Co. and California Orchard Company Centennial Celebration held September 22, 2017 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at the the Los Ositos Vineyards.
Measure to Improve, LLC Announces New CORE Sustainability Services
Measure to Improve, LLC, the produce industry’s “go-to” sustainability consulting experts, today released its new core services to help customers achieve a better ROI from their sustainability efforts, mitigate potential risks, and respond favorably to sustainability requests from retailers and distributors.
The Monterey County Sustainable Working Group's recent meeting featuring author and expert Dana Gunders, attracted a large and diverse group to learn about and discuss the challenge of reducing food waste.
Heading to Washington, D.C. for Annual Sustainability Consortium Summit
This week, Nikki travels to Washington, D.C. for the second annual Sustainability Consortium Summit. Nikki was invited to the Summit to represent and provide key input for fresh produce growers in California. At the Summit, Nikki expects to learn about the latest breakthroughs in sustainability and connect with Sustainability Consortium members and guests, from retailers to suppliers to NGOs, to drive collective action around sustainability.
The Sustainability Consortium is an international organization focused on transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. This year's summit, held during Earth Day in Washington, D.C, will feature many speakers including VPs and Directors from organizations such as Mcdonald's, Walmart, Unilever, and The Nature Conservancy.
MTI supports D’Arrigo in Developing Farm Water Case Study
MTI is proud to have worked with D’Arrigo Bros. Co., of California in the creation of this consumer-facing report, which details their water conservation program. You can find the report below and on D’Arrigo’s website.
The idea of competitors sitting down together and discussing their companies’ strategies and initiatives may seem like a long shot to some, but that is exactly what the Monterey County Sustainability Working Group (MCSWG) does.