Greenfield Global: Leading the Charge in Sustainable Solutions


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In today’s dynamic business environment, where supply chains face unprecedented disruptions and environmental awareness shapes corporate decisions more than ever, companies are grappling with a pressing challenge: how to optimize their procurement practices in light of this new normal. Among the imperative for reliability, quality, and sustainability across supply chains, Greenfield Global stands at the forefront, offering innovative solutions to address the pressing challenges posed by global uncertainties.

A trailblazer in ethanol production, Greenfield Global leads the way in high-purity alcohols, specialty solvents, and custom-blended solutions, catering to diverse markets such as renewable fuels, beverages, life sciences, food, flavor, fragrance, personal care, and industrials. They apply eco-conscious standards to everyday products, serving as a trusted partner behind the scenes.

Commitment to Excellence

Greenfield Global defies the conventional manufacturer-packager archetype by serving as the producer, providing a complete perspective of the entire life cycle, from grain to glass. This offers invaluable assurance to their 4,000+ customers spanning over 50 countries who seek a transparent end-to-end supply chain prioritizing environmental consciousness, reliability, and security of supply.

Since its founding in 1989, Greenfield has been marked by the steady expansion of its operations across North America and Europe. By placing a strong emphasis on customer experience, the company underscores its dedication to quality through robust in-house lab testing, compliance expertise, and scalable packaging solutions, cementing their impact at every stage of the product journey.

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Greenfield has emerged as a sustainability leader because of its steadfast commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Sustainability has always been the cornerstone of Greenfield’s ethos, guiding its culture, underpinning its growth, and informing its operations. This dedication is evident in its silver-level EcoVadis sustainability score, placing Greenfield among the top 15 percent in the industry.

CEO Howard Field emphasized, "Ethanol is a vital component in numerous everyday products, from our favorite drinks to disinfectants and life-saving medicines. Further reducing its carbon intensity can significantly contribute to the health of our planet."

A Collaborative Approach for a Greener Future

Greenfield’s commitment to innovation and sustainability extends beyond its own operations. The company collaborates with farmers, chemical suppliers, transportation partners, manufacturing facilities, and communities to identify opportunities for energy reduction and broader environmental impact.

The company is also expanding its own renewable energy expertise beyond fuel ethanol with renewable natural gas and plans for green hydrogen, methanol, and sustainable aviation fuel products. For instance, in Québec, Canada, Greenfield operates one of North America’s largest Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants. By partnering with 27 neighboring municipalities, the plant converts over 120,000MT of organic waste annually into renewable natural gas (RNG), thereby offsetting Greenfield’s energy consumption, diverting waste from landfills, and powering local communities. Building on this success, Greenfield is replicating this model at other sites.

Field underscored, “Obviously, Greenfield alone cannot address the world’s climate challenges, but through collaboration with partners, distributors, and customers, we can make a significant difference by reducing the carbon footprint of their products.”

In an era that demands sustainable solutions, Greenfield Global leads the charge by offering industry-leading expertise that surpasses demands for quality and eco-consciousness in the supply chain.

It turns out that Greenfield’s founding mission—to unlock the potential of people, partnerships, and nature to accelerate sustainable solutions for the health of the planet—has positioned it for success in today’s increasingly environmentally conscious business landscape.

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From our inception in 1989, Greenfield Global has grown from a single plant in Tiverton to a global leader with manufacturing and packaging facilities in the US, Ireland and Canada that reach the entire world.


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