IMG_1941Giri Veeramuthu is at American Licorice Company as Quality Director and heads the zero waste initiative at both plant locations (La Porte IN and Union City CA).  The company is in existence for over 100 years making non chocolate confectionary candies. Brands include Sour punch and Red vines.  Both plants achieved zero waste certification with Gold status. Giri was instrumental in achieving zero waste status at La Porte location.  Giri started off with changing culture within the company and navigated the zero waste goal within a year. Next steps are making the Union City facility at platinum level.