Village Farms Named Top 25 in Future Fastest Growing Companies in Canada; Michael DeGiglio, Eric T Janke, and Toby Heaps Discuss
DELTA, CANADA - As it continues to expand and strengthen its operations, Village Farms was honored to receive a business milestone. Recently, the greenhouse grower was named to Corporate Knights inaugural Future 50: The Fastest Growing Sustainable Companies in Canada, which is a list of the fastest growing Canadian companies whose business activities also align with the transition to a global clean economy.
“As a company that has put the environment and sustainable agriculture practices as the heart of everything we do since it was founded more than 30 years ago, Village Farms is honored to be included in the inaugural Future 50: The Fastest Growing Sustainable Companies in Canada,” said Michael DeGiglio, Chief Executive Officer, Village Farms International. “We are firm believers that what’s good for the Earth is good for our business, good for our employees, and good for our stakeholders.”
DeGiglio went on to explain what the future of Village Farms entails.
“We look forward to building on our proud history of leadership and innovation in sustainable agriculture as one of the largest producers of greenhouse grown fresh produce in North America, and as a top producer of cannabidiol products internationally: cannabis in Canada and Australia, with plans to enter the Netherlands, and CBD and other cannabinoid products in the United States, as well as selected Asia-Pacific markets,” he remarked.
According to a press release, Village Farms was selected from a pool of 6,115 companies as one of 25 publicly traded companies with the highest year-over-year percentage increase in “clean revenue”.
“Village Farms was built on a foundation rooted in great cultivation. Our growing methods ensure a year-round high quality product using cultivation methods that warrant the highest level of food safety. Growing food for human consumption is a huge responsibility, and I am pleased we are recognized in our efforts for preserving the planet for future generations,” added Eric T Janke, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Village Farms Fresh.
Toby Heaps, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Knights, also commented on Village Farms’ success.
“All companies are now in the business of dealing with climate change. Our reason for devising this list is our belief in the success of these companies being pivotal to creating a more sustainable Canada, as well as acting as inspiration for other entrepreneurs,” Heaps noted.
Congratulations to Village Farms on this achievement!