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Ranking: 20

Industry: Flavor

Mission: A 95-year-old flavor company best known for introducing the Italian soda to America and creating the world’s first flavored latte. Each bottle promises amazing flavor and a dedication to helping all the people, partners, and communities they impact. Their flavors have strengthened community in households, cafes, and bars around the world. 

What 3 words best describe your company culture?

Caring, Fun, Growthful

What quote best exemplifies your company?

“Grow Baby Grow!”

As an Opportunity Company who puts people at the center, we believe businesses can and should create more opportunity for people. We are dedicated to helping all the people, partners and communities we touch thrive. We embrace company growth and the opportunity it brings for personal growth and are passionate about shaping Torani to be a force for opportunity and development of people from all walks of life.

How is your product or service having a positive social and/or environmental impact?

Torani has been deeply committed to our people, partners and community since 1925. For our team members, this is about creating stepping-stones of opportunity, and lifting up people from all socio-economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. We’ve built people development practices (like Learning Journeys, Contribution Management, and Career Mixology) that enable our team members to create paths to rewarding worklives. This impacts the trajectory of families.

Externally, we have always cared deeply for our partners and communities, and most recently launched the Torani Café Opportunity Fund. As the recent pandemic and social unrest thrust us into a new normal, it became increasingly apparent that we needed to play a bigger role as part of the solution. After realizing there was no national effort to help the café communities in the US and around the world, we launched the Fund to help café operators and baristas get back on their feet. Our efforts focus on those significantly impacted by COVID-19 as well as communities who have been historically underserved. We look forward to building momentum with both our internal and external efforts and continuing our positive impact in 2021 and beyond.

What is your company’s vision for the future?

Our Torani vision is to bust out meaningful models of Opportunity for people, businesses and society. We want to bring to life our purpose — Flavor for All, Opportunity for All — internally and externally in meaningful ways. In the future, we hope to have found allies across all sectors and to be working together to solve some of the key societal issues facing us today: income inequality, racial injustice, and other factors that deny access to opportunity for all. We look forward to piloting and generating new stepping-stones of opportunity to change the trajectory for individuals and our society as a whole.

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