Follow Your Heart
Founded in California in the 1970's. They created Vegenaise in 1977, and now produce other vegan foods. Products are made by the solar-powered California-based manufacturing company Earth Island and sold in 18 countries.
|Follow Your Heart||USA||website|
|Follow Your Heart|
This company's manufacturing facility is powered entirely by solar energy. In fact, they produce so much clean energy that they are often able to sell power back to the electrical grid.
Source: Earth University (2017)
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Source: Non-GMO Project (2018)
In 2015 PETA awarded this company its Company of the Year award. The company went 100% vegan in 2014 when it made all its salad dressings dairy-free. Previous recipients of PETAs award include Beyond Meat and biotech firm Emulate, which created organs-on-chips technology.
Source: PETA (2016)
This company sells Rainforest Alliance certified vegan cheese. However this only represents a fraction of this company's sales. Rainforest Alliance certification has been dubbed 'Fairtrade light' by critics, as it offers producers no minimum price for their crop, and guarantees a minimum of just 30% of the product is certified.
Source: Rainforest Alliance (2020)
In 2017 Earth Island, the production facility behind Follow Your Heart received Gold Level Zero-Waste certification from sustainability watchdog group Green Business Certification Inc. To achieve the certification they diverted 97% of their waste from landfill.
Source: company website (2017)
This company is a founding member of the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), who represents more than 90 of USA's leading plant-based food companies. The PBFA's mission is to promote the plant-based foods industry by removing obstacles to a fair and competitive marketplace for alternatives to animal ingredients and products.
Source: PBFA (2018)
Monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, trained using abusive methods, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used for coconut milk, oil, and other products. This company has policies of sourcing from farms where no monkey labour is used.
Source: PETA Asia (2020)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||US$50 million in 2017|
|Employees||225 in 2017|
|Address||Chatsworth, California, USA|
Products / BrandsFollow Your Heart
Follow Your Heart Vegetarian & Vegan
Vegenaise Vegetarian & Vegan
Vegenaise Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise