( Courtesy GoodFarms )

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce’s GoodFarms brand has been recognized for social responsibility efforts by adopting Equitable Food Initiative practices.

The company received the Cummunitas Award, which honors companies, organizations and individuals that change their ways of doing business to benefit employees, communities and the environment, according to a news release.

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals chooses Communitas Award recipients.

“We nominated GoodFarms because it is an industry leader in social responsibility that deeply cares about doing the right thing,” LeAnne Ruzzamenti, director of marketing and communications for the Equitable Food Initiative, said in the release. “It works to protect the environment with a wide range of sustainable business practices, and most importantly, it cares about employees, both in and out of the fields.”

Ten of the company’s growing operations in Mexico and California have been certified by the EFI, according to the release.

"We are honored to receive this award based on the work we do for our workers and in our community, but our good work wouldn't have as much impact without the help of our partners, especially Costco Wholesale and Equitable Food Initiative,” John Farrington, chief operating officer for GoodFarms, said in the release. “Their leadership has helped us implement wide changes on our farms and has generated $4.3 million in worker bonuses since 2014."