Vive Crop Protection has received distinction as one of Canada’s inaugural Sustainability Changemakers for 2022, as awarded by the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) organization.
Vive is one of 10 companies being honored with the distinction based on outstanding growth and a track record for delivering on SDTC’s mandate of sustainability and economic benefits for Canada.
Vive utilizes nano-polymers to deliver a wide variety of crop protection products to farmers, helping them achieve greater yields and net return while reducing harmful environmental impacts. Using precision chemistry and their patented Allosperse Delivery System, Vive helps growers minimize the use of chemicals such as fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Vive has strong sales and revenue growth with product exports to the U.S. while continuing to create jobs in Canada.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from SDTC,” said Darren Anderson, CEO of Vive Crop Protection. “This high-profile distinction affirms that our commitment to sustainable agriculture and the science behind it is just as important today as it is for the future of the industry.”
The SDTC Canada Sustainability Changemakers award is the first made-in-Canada program which recognizes homegrown innovation in sustainable technologies. As the largest funder of Canadian sustainable small and medium sized companies, SDTC offers a unique window on the entrepreneurial organizations who are leading the change to a net zero economy and is proud to use that expertise to celebrate Canadian excellence.
Winners will be honored during the SDTC Annual Leadership Summit in Ottawa.
Companies receiving this year’s SDTC distinction were selected based on the following criteria:
• Steady annual revenues greater than $10 million
• A compound annual growth rate of 20% or more over the last three years
• Significant sustainable benefits and impact measured per SDTC’s proprietary methods of quantifying environmental benefits
• Global footprint
• Canadian presence and contribution to the local economy; at least 50% of the workforce and significant operations must be Canada-based and the company must demonstrate job growth.