Hilltop Ranch leads the almond industry in implementing sustainable practices – not in academic exercises, but in down-to-earth, practical, and self-reliant ways that reflect a concern for industry economics, profitability today and tomorrow, for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the soil that grows our crops, and for food safety.
A study examining four years of changes in production processes at Hilltop Ranch showed implementation of sustainable practices contributed to a significant reduction in land and water use, energy use, emissions, and chemicals.
An Eco-efficiency Analysis (EEA) reviewed the study, and confirmed that the implementation of sustainable practices at Hilltop Ranch resulted in substantial environmental and economic savings.
Recently, the EAA was verified by NSF International – the first time that an almond handler has received such a recognition for sustainable practices.
Some highlights of Hilltop Ranch’s process improvements so far include:
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California produces 70% of the world’s almonds, and Hilltop Ranch, Inc. is one of it’s fastest growing almond processors – numbered among a very few dynamic handlers who together ship 75% of the California almond crop.