25 local companies make Natural Products Canada's list of 100 bio-based "game changers"

NPC's report recognizes the women behind Canada’s top natural and bio-based products

It's not an easy task to evaluate the major players in Canada’s competitive bio-based industry. Which companies are doing the most? Where are they from? Who are the people driving the sector’s creativity?  

Thankfully, national bio-based innovation supporter Natural Products Canada (NPC) has compiled a report sponsored by TD to answer all those questions (and more). In Game Changer: Leading Companies. Powered by Women, the organization took a look at the female pioneers creating the most economic and social impact in this field with solutions for health and wellness, beauty and personal care, and even for corporations looking to meet their sustainability goals.  

“These women-led companies are developing everything from sustainable plastics and planet- friendly chemicals to healthy food and beverages,” said Shelley King, CEO of Natural Products Canada, in a release. “They are all united by their passion to create products that are healthier for people and the planet.” 

Through a nation-wide campaign, NPC asked over 100 natural and bio-based companies questions about their innovation, sustainability and growth. The organization evaluated each company’s progress relative to its size and highlighted those women-led businesses worthy of the “game changer” title.  

See the full list here.

"Founded in 1987, Big Mountain Foods are award-winning producers of fresh, allergen free, highly sustainable food products. Squarely addressing the growing demand for plant-based, clean label and convenience, Big Mountain offers tasty, healthy options such as Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crumble and Superfood Breakfast Bites. In 2022, they pushed the innovation envelope by launching the world’s first soy-free tofu made from Canadian fava beans. With a mission of environmental sustainability from ground to the shelf, Big Mountain Foods is committed to using renewable resources and minimizing waste. They upcycle by-products into new value-added functional ingredients, their sustainable processing standards conserve thousands of liters of water per year, and by partnering with local farmers to source ingredients, they greatly reduce their carbon footprint. Big Mountain Foods are founding members of the Upcycle Association, they recently won two Nexty awards for product of the year and innovation of the year, and they continue to meet and surpass their sales goals."

March 8, 2023
Natural Products Canada