Agritech company Vertical Harvest Farms Wins Gold & Silver at Anthem Awards
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Vertical Harvest Farms Wins Gold & Silver at Anthem Awards

Vertical Harvest Farms has been awarded a Gold and Silver for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (“DEI”) at the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards. The competition received nearly 2,000 entries from 43 countries worldwide. In addition, the company won Gold in the DEI category for Community Engagement and Silver in the DEI category for Learning Training & Development for their Grow Well customized employment program.

Vertical Harvest Farms is a hydroponic, vertical farming company committed to sustainable farms, food, and futures. They operate on an inclusive employment model designed for people with disabilities. The farms are designed for accessibility and staffed through hiring practices developed for people with disabilities. Their mission is to use food as a medium for meaningful change, energizing local food economies as they bring food production back to cities and urban areas. They partner with civic leaders and local developers to co-locate farms with affordable housing, bolster local green energy efforts, keep dollars in-community longer, and reestablish people’s connection to their farmers and the fresh produce they grow.

The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence of social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, including Nicholas Thompson, CEO of The Atlantic, and Christina Swarns, Executive Director of Innocence Project, select the winners.

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Vertical Harvest’s CEO, Nona Yehia, and Chief of Human Potential, Caroline Croft Estay, noted that social impact had been part of their story from the beginning. They emphasized that growing people’s futures is as much a core part of their business as growing food. The Grow Well program, which balances human productivity with human potential, has been designed to be a part of their for-profit business.

Winners for the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards will be celebrated at the Winners Celebration on February 27 in NYC. The Anthem Awards honors purpose and mission-driven work across seven core causes: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Education, Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment & Climate. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, they are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. The Anthem Awards is founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.

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