One Step Closer to an Organic and Sustainable Community (OSC²)—a coalition of mission-driven natural products industry CEOs and business leaders—are calling on the government to build back a better economy with long-term climate solutions into post-COVID economic recovery plans. The community of businesses is made up of 18 leading natural foods companies such as All Good, AlterEco, Annmarie Skin Care, Dr. Bronner’s, Gaia, Grove Collaborative, Lotus Foods, and Miyoko’s Creamery, which collectively make up a $250 billion industry.
OSC² members recently joined over 200 major companies at LEAD on Climate Day—the largest virtual education and advocacy day of climate action—to stress to a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers the importance of longer-term sustainable solutions to strengthen the economy, such as a goal of reaching a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 or sooner, and the need to keep Americans healthy at work and at home. “By joining our voices as one, we are able to harness the true power, passion and commitment of our industry to ensure that the next round of post-COVID crisis economic stimulus packages focus on generating clean energy solutions, infrastructure, and jobs,” Lara Dickinson, Executive Director and co-founder of OSC², said. “This is an opportunity to build our country back better, with better ways of doing business, ensuring supply chain stability, and protecting the planet and its people.”