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SEC Wins Danone ‘Innovation Award’

March 5, 2020

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) powered by EcoPractices® was awarded the ‘Innovation Award’ by Danone North America at their sixth annual Dairy Forum in February in San Diego, California. The Dairy Forum recognizes the exceptional work of select partners who focus on farming resilience in today’s world and for future generations. Seven awards were given out, all focusing on four key areas: quality, social, economics and nature.

John Harsh, president of SEC, and Jennifer Jensen, director of sustainability and strategic partnerships of SEC, accepted the award on SEC’s behalf at the Dairy Forum award ceremony.

“Innovation is a core value of ours, so it is an honor to receive the Innovation Award from Danone,” said Harsch. “Our goal is to anticipate our clients’ needs and deliver creative services and solutions to meet those needs. Our team’s expertise, work ethic and passion for what we do helps drive our commitment to innovation.”

Danone, the country’s leader in the production of dairy and plant-based food and beverages, hosts the annual Dairy Forum to bring together more than 100 farmer partners from their network of dairy farmer partners and vendors from across the U.S. who have experience in a range of agricultural systems.

Danone North America, a client of SEC’s, utilizes SEC’s sustainability risk management services powered by EcoPractices, which provides measurable solutions to help supply chain partners achieve their sustainability goals, and ultimately, manage risk to their brands. EcoPractices provides supply chain partners with comprehensive and customized assessments and reports, professional recommendations, continuous improvement planning, and sustainability project management.

“We are committed to helping our farmer partners strengthen their financial and environmental stability and resiliency, so that we can help to keep farmers farming in the U.S. for many more generations to come,” said Mariano Lozano, CEO of Danone North America, in a press release. “At this meeting, we are pleased to recognize seven farmer partners, and their families, for their outstanding performance over the last year. Congratulations to all our winners!”

About Sustainable Environmental Consultants

Established in 2008, Sustainable Environmental Consultants is part of the Wright Service Corp. employee-owned family of companies. Since its inception, SEC has endeavored to be a leader in providing innovative solutions to better the planet through sustainability risk management, third-party data reporting and verification, and agricultural compliance and engineering. We provide a full range of environmental services needed by food companies and their agriculture supply systems. To learn more, visit