SUSTAINING OUR PEOPLE
There's More To Work Than Work
But more than that, we want Clif to be around for future generations so that others will have a place to contribute, learn, and grow while they live the life they want to live.Every day, Clif is alive with passionate, intelligent, creative, and responsible human beings – and it’s our job to inspire them to do their best. That’s why we encourage people to bring their passions to work, not check them at the door.
To help everyone do that we offer paid volunteer and workout time (with our own awesome trainers), subsidized on-site day care for all the little Clifsters, six-week paid sabbaticals, and an employee stock-ownership program.
By The Numbers
Employees Who Are Also Company Owners
of Leadership Positions Held by Women (2015)
Years of Onsite Childcare (2015)
SUSTAINING OUR COMMUNITIES
Doing More Good Together
Globally, this means sourcing organic and sustainably grown food. For example, our cacao and palm oil are Rainforest Alliance Certified™. The Rainforest Alliance supports a healthy environment, promotes the well-being of workers and their communities, and strictly prohibits child labor.
We also created In Good Company® – an alliance of values-driven businesses working together for a shared purpose. We listen to people in local communities define their needs, and then volunteer out time to tackle projects focused on food, environmental restoration, and rebuilding after natural disasters.
Last but not least, CLIF® CORPS encourages Clif employees to volunteer their services in the community on company time (we totally crushed our 18,720 hour goal for 2019).The way we see it, cultivating community together makes us stronger as individuals and as a company. When we prioritize community daily, we see a world of difference.
By the Numbers
Participation through Clif® Corps, our employee-giving and engagement program
in Cash and Product Donations Over Past 12 Years
SUSTAINING THE PLANET
Following Nature's Lead
We describe our model for sustainability in four simple words: Think Like a Tree. Trees run on renewable energy, recycle all waste, and sustain and improve the places they grow.
As a food company, Think Like a Tree means we’re working to craft food with organic, sustainable ingredients, made with renewable energy, packed in eco-friendly packaging, and delivered by transportation that doesn’t pollute.
By the Numbers
of all Ingredients we use are organic and/or certified sustainable
of our Waste is Diverted from Landfills and Incinerators from Clif bakeries
Green Power for the Electricity Used at Clif Facilities
SUSTAINING OUR BRANDS
Beyond the Bar
We craft our food for all of life’s adventures. Every day we’re proving that food made “good” can also taste great. Our commitment to organic and sustainably sourced ingredients guides us to make the right choices for farmers, communities, and the awesome people who love our CLIF®, LUNA®, and CLIF Kid® brands.
We listen attentively to our athletes, foodies, and the people we meet at our events to tap natural demand and follow long-term trends, not short-term fads. But most important, we never lose sight of the fact that all the food from each of our brands is a tasty expression of our values and helps contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet.
By The Numbers
Clif Bar is Number One Among Energy Bars (Harris Equitrend Poll)
Raised for Women's Non-profits by Lunafest
Clif Kid has no High Fructose Corn Syrup, no Artificial Flavors, and is Non-GMO
SUSTAINING OUR BUSINESS
Embracing Adventure Along The Way
On a map, 'red roads' are the big roads, full of noise, vehicles, and exhaust – whereas 'white roads' tend to be the smaller, less traveled paths full of beauty and great adventure. Unlike a lot of companies, Clif has chosen to follow the white roads. As a matter of fact, back in 2000, CLIF Bar founder and owner, Gary Erickson, walked away from $120 million to sell the company because he felt he wasn’t done. He knew that to do more good in the world, Clif needed to stay private, grow naturally, and sustain itself over time – patience over greed, purpose guiding profit.
Today, remaining a healthy business gives us the power to support our brands, our people, our community, and the planet…not to mention have a ton of fun doing it every day.
By the Numbers
10-Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate (Through 2015)
Market Share in the Health and Lifestyle Bar Category (2015)
Amount Gary Erickson Turned Down to Sell Clif Bar & Company in 2001
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