Jyoti Stephens – VP Mission and Strategy, Nature’s Path Foods

September 17th 2020

Jyoti’s Stephens activist upbringing transformed into her dream work, where she now ensures environmental sustainability is top-of-mind for every business decision at Nature’s Path.

Under her leadership, all three of the company’s manufacturing facilities were designated Zero-Waste and she’s implemented programs to encourage a purpose-focused culture in the organization, as she believes everyone can make a difference in the world.

Jyoti has a deep-rooted passion for sustainability and organics. As Vice President of Mission and Strategy for Nature’s Path, she is deeply committed to sustainable agriculture and the company’s mission of “leaving the earth better than you found it”.

Jyoti leads Nature’s Path’s commitment to sustainability, including initiatives around ethical sourcing, energy efficiency, waste reduction, community engagement, and eco-friendly packaging alternatives. She works with cross-departmental teams to help manage sustainability goals and ensure the company is creating systems that reduce the unnecessary use of resources.

Jyoti led the initiative to pilot regenerative organic farming at her parent’s Legend Organic Farm in Saskatchewan. The farm was the first in Canada and the largest globally, to receive the regenerative organic certification. She also led Nature’s Path to become the first organic brand partner to join Loop, creating the company’s first reusable granola container.

Jyoti currently serves on the Trust Protector Committee of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Perpetual Purpose Trust and was a board member of the Sustainable Food Trade Association for four years.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Victoria and an MBA with a focus on Sustainable Food and Agriculture from the Pinchot University (Presidio Graduate School).