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Sustainability

At Grain Craft, we’re committed to helping preserve the environment by minimizing our environmental footprint and conserving natural resources. Every day, we strive to further our existing sustainability efforts by promoting innovations at all levels of the company. To us, there is no finish line. Our mission is to continually effect positive change on behalf of the communities and customers we serve.

 

Our journey of sustainability starts with our growers. It’s a relationship built on trust and guided by tradition. Its strengthened by a shared passion for conserving our land and a commitment of working together to focus unceasingly on progression of sustainable growing and milling practices.


We collaborate with all major wheat-breeding programs and provide feedback on milling/baking quality of potential new releases.

We support and fund research at universities to discover impacts to quality and potential solutions.


 

We connect with over 250 farmers each day via text to provide them with market updates.


Over half of the farms that we work with have been family owned for 100 years or more.


 

Our sustainability initiatives are focused on these key practices:

Procurement
We support growers that are good stewards of the land and who conduct their farming practices to promote longevity of crop land. We have recently ranked third in our industry’s sustainability index for sustainable ingredient sourcing.  In addition our Great Falls mill features select products that are Certified by Western Sustainability Exchange. These products are milled with wheat that meet the WSE’s sustainable stewardship practices.

Milling Facilities
We are focused on continual improvement within our facilities and our equipment. With power efficiency audits, motion lighting upgrades, LED upgrades and investment in high efficiency motors, we are taking significant steps toward our path of energy reduction and carbon emission reduction.

Transportation
Half of our mills utilize direct farm shipments of wheat from local farmers which reduces the amount of transfers needed. We also maximize load size on shipments when possible and continually monitor shipping lane efficiency opportunities.