Yerba Buena placed 9 on the list.
Yerba Buena also earned Washington County‘s highest level (gold star) Green Business Award. This is the first time that Washington County has recognized a cannabis company for excellence in sustainable practices.
The 100 Best Green Workplaces award is based on multiple sustainability measures including energy consumption, water use, buying local, recycling, and carpooling. Washington County’s Green Business Award is based on recycling, reuse, toxics reduction, green purchasing, and corporate social responsibilities.
Since inception in 2015, Yerba Buena has been committed to sustainability, conservation, energy efficiency, and organic growing methods. As for the future, Yerba Buena will remain focused on further lowering of our energy consumption and leading by example.
Yerba Buena, a Clean Green Certified (the Organic certification for cannabis) cannabis producer), was granted one of the first 8 recreational licenses in the state of Oregon and made the first sale under the new regulations. Yerba Buena was the first cultivator to receive a rebate through the Energy Trust of Oregon for sustainability and energy conservation. Yerba Buena received the highly coveted Dope Industry Award for Best Indoor Grow of 2016.
Yerba Buena’s lead cultivator is on the Technical Advisory Council (TAC) for the Research Innovation Institute (RII), an international organization setting sustainability standards and supporting the innovation of new sustainable technologies. Yerba Buena’s operations manager is on the board of the Cannabis Certification Council, a national non-profit focused on creating a certification program for fair labor standards and organic practices in the cannabis industry. Yerba Buena’s general manager is on the board of the Oregon Cannabis Association (OCA), the only statewide organization devoted to protecting and promoting the interests of the Oregon cannabis industry to state legislators.
Yerba Buena’s Mission
Yerba Buena is committed to building one of the finest and most innovative cannabis companies, creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where individuals can thrive, and sharing our success, culture, and passion with our employees, the communities we live in, and the planet.
Ben Adams of Phylos Bioscience says “Yerba Buena Farms runs one of the cleanest grows I have ever seen. Their focus on plant metrics, an organized work environment, and the well-being of each and every employee is unparalleled. Consumers can be assured they are getting one of the best available products on the market. Their company is a prime case study for the industry in leading by example.”
“We are honored to be recognized for our environmental stewardship efforts. We are proud to be listed alongside so many progressive businesses statewide and across all industries. It’s great to see cannabis represented and included by the Oregon Business Magazine. This is a crucial step towards acknowledging the cannabis industry as a significant job creator and economic powerhouse.” – Yerba Buena Staff
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