Divert, Inc., an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value of Food™, today announced it has received the Inc. 2023 Best in Business Award in the Environmental Issues category, which honors companies making great strides in improving local, national, or global environmental conditions.
“Divert was founded on a mission to drive positive environmental and social impact,” said Ryan Begin, Co-Founder and CEO of Divert. “In the past 16 years, we have made incredible strides with our platform and responsible infrastructure to prevent wasted food, increase food donations to feed people in need, and turn wasted food into carbon negative renewable energy. It is an honor to be recognized by Inc. with a Best in Business Award, and a true testament to our team and the progress we’ve made in striving to eliminate the wasted food crisis.”
Divert was recognized by Inc. for its leadership in addressing the 63 million tons of wasted food generated in the U.S. each year, a significant source of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s facilities have processed one billion pounds of wasted food for its customers since 2021 alone, mitigating approximately 80,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. With plans to expand to 30 wasted food to renewable energy facilities by 2031, Divert is poised to offset nearly 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually at full capacity.
The company has also facilitated the donation of more than 12.5 million pounds of food to feed people through its collaboration with some of the nation’s largest food retailers and relationships with local food banks and nonprofits.
Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have made an extraordinary impact in their fields and on society. The list recognizes the most dynamic companies of all sizes and industries that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.
“Being named to the Best in Business list is a rare and special honor,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. “These honorees demonstrate the foresight, caring, and dedication to prioritize positive impact - impact on their community, on their industry and the environment, and even on society as a whole.”