Harvest exists to create a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste. Harvest’s vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic materials produced in North America each year, including the construction of Superpowered™ biomass energy based power plants. The company operates facilities in the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast of the US, and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. The company has a management team with deep experience in composting, renewable energy, supply chain management, engineering, law and finance.
Harvest is a destination employer for close to 450 people in the US and Canada. The company has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008 and has garnered awards for its business of energy generation and soil revitalization: the company is a five-time award winner of the Cleantech 100 Top Global Cleantech companies, received a KPMG award for “Top Infrastructure Project” in the world in 2012, won the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers award in 2013, and was named in Fast Company‘s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World in 2014.
Company Mission & Strategic Anchors
We exist to create a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste.
We Build Community Relationships
We develop deep partnerships with the communities in which we operate in order to solve problems and support efforts to achieve sustainability in waste utilization, energy production and soil revitalization. We actively participate in our communities and serve as an expert resource for those that share our vision. Every one of our 450 employees is passionate about what we do and inspired by our collective mission to achieve a more sustainable future.
We Employ the Highest Standards of Process Excellence
We relentlessly focus on driving down costs and efficiently utilizing all of our resources through continuous improvement in every element of our business from fuel in our loaders to paper in our office printers. We conduct all our activities – from designing, building, and operating our facilities, to offering products and services – in ways that are safe and healthy for employees, neighbors, customers and the environment.
We Are One Harvest
We operate Superpowered™ sites in communities across two countries and more than 15 different states and provinces. Our company aspires to consistently deliver on commitments to communities, regulators, customers, employees and all of our stakeholders across all of our sites, every day.
We Implement Bold Solutions in Strategic Geographic Clusters
We propose big solutions to big problems, and we are steadfast in our efforts to see them through. Our model provides elegant solutions to three distinct challenges: diverting material from landfills, producing renewable energy, and sustainably utilizing water and nutrients in agriculture and lawn & garden care. Harvest has pioneered this model in North America and built the continent’s largest commercial scale anaerobic digesters.
Certified B Corporation
Harvest is proud to be a Certified B Corporation™. B Corporations are new kinds of companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. In an era of greenwashing, we rely on B Corp as our sustainability scorecard and compass.