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Public Company of the Year – Beyond Meat


Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat has pioneered plant-based meat that looks, cooks and tastes like its animal counterpart while being better for people and the planet. We believe that through small, everyday choices – like shifting to plant-based meat – everyone has the ability to make a significant impact on some of the most pressing issues our world faces today: human health, climate change, constraints on our natural resources and animal welfare.

Beyond Meat’s products are available in 119,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 80 countries, and we are the #1 ranked brand in the refrigerated plant-based meat category in retail (SPINS) and the #1 manufacturer in the foodservice category (NPD). The company’s revolutionary plant-based offerings across the beef, pork and chicken platform are at the forefront of a growing global movement towards plant-based meat. It is also increasing accessibility to more diverse protein options through partnerships with ubiquitous, widely recognized restaurant chains like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, KFC, Starbucks and more.

Social impact is inherently embedded in all of our products. Our original Beyond Burger has 99% less impact on water scarcity, 93% less impact on land use, required 46% less energy and generated 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions when compared to producing a ¼ lb. standard 80/20 beef burger.

With animal agriculture being a major contributor  of global greenhouse gas emissions, everyday individual choices can result in large-scale change helping us to ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve our natural resources. Beyond Meat aims to make it as easy – and enjoyable – as possible to make a more sustainable choice, no sacrifice required. 

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