Divert, Inc. Awarded Inc. 2023 Best in Business for Environmental Impact

Mission-based company recognized among the top businesses putting purpose ahead of profit to drive positive social and environmental impact

WEST CONCORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DivertDivert, Inc., an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value of Food™, today announced it has received the Inc. 2023 Best in Business Award in the Environmental Issues category, which honors companies making great strides in improving local, national, or global environmental conditions.

“Divert was founded on a mission to drive positive environmental and social impact,” said Ryan Begin, Co-Founder and CEO of Divert. “In the past 16 years, we have made incredible strides with our platform and responsible infrastructure to prevent wasted food, increase food donations to feed people in need, and turn wasted food into carbon negative renewable energy. It is an honor to be recognized by Inc. with a Best in Business Award, and a true testament to our team and the progress we’ve made in striving to eliminate the wasted food crisis.”

Divert was recognized by Inc. for its leadership in addressing the 63 million tons of wasted food generated in the U.S. each year, a significant source of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s facilities have processed one billion pounds of wasted food for its customers since 2021 alone, mitigating approximately 80,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. With plans to expand to 30 wasted food to renewable energy facilities by 2031, Divert is poised to offset nearly 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually at full capacity.

The company has also facilitated the donation of more than 12.5 million pounds of food to feed people through its collaboration with some of the nation’s largest food retailers and relationships with local food banks and nonprofits.

Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have made an extraordinary impact in their fields and on society. The list recognizes the most dynamic companies of all sizes and industries that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

“Being named to the Best in Business list is a rare and special honor,” said Eric Hagerman, Special Projects Editor at Inc. “These honorees demonstrate the foresight, caring, and dedication to prioritize positive impact – impact on their community, on their industry and the environment, and even on society as a whole.”

For the full list of honorees click here, or for more information on Divert, please visit www.divertinc.com.

About Divert, Inc.

Divert, Inc. is an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value of Food™. Founded in 2007, the company creates advanced technologies and sustainable infrastructure to eliminate wasted food, driving social and environmental impact. Divert provides an end-to-end solution that prevents waste by maximizing the freshness of food, recovers edible food to serve communities in need, and converts wasted food into renewable energy. The company works with five Fortune 100 companies and nearly 5,400 retail stores across the U.S., helping food retailers to reach their sustainability goals. For more information on Divert, Inc., please visit www.divertinc.com.

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.


Caroline Legg

Director of Public Relations