Our History

Since its inception in 2014, Footprint has had a clear mission – to develop the process technologies and materials to create a healthier planet. We’re doing that with Fortune 100 companies and their respective industries today, eliminating single-use plastics as a first step.

Our Evolution

Pinnacle Moments in our History

  • 2021 - European R&D Headquarters

    European Headquarters established in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, including a research and development center.
  • 2021 - Footprint Center

    Footprint Center will set a new standard in sports and entertainment sustainability, and demonstrate what’s possible for other venues around the world.

  • 2021 - Mexico Facility Expansion

    Our manufacturing facility in neighboring Mexico expanded to 1.5M ft², helping to meet the growing needs of our customers.
  • 2021 - CNBC Top 50 Disruptor

    Footprint named a top 50 disruptor by CNBC; a critical player in fundamental economic and consumer transformations.

  • 2020 - Innovation Awards

    Footprint received many awards in 2020, such as Fast Company's Most Innovative Company and FORTUNE’s 2020 Change the World List.
  • 2019 - Next Gen Cup Challenge Winner

    Footprint shared the podium as a winner of the NextGen Cup Challenge (Feb. 27, 2019).

    Did you know most paper cups are lined with plastic? Not Footprint’s!

  • 2018 - Launched Coating Technology

    2018 marked the innovation of a barrier coating that maintains bio-based compliance, while extending shelf life with improved moisture and oil barrier properties.

  • 2018 - New Headquarters

    In 2018, Footprint’s headquarters was established in Gilbert, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. Its state-of-the-art facility includes food-grade certified manufacturing, prototyping, and R&D labs.
  • 2017 - Conagra Healthy Choice Powerbowls

    Introduced Conagra's Healthy Choice Powerbowls in our plant-based molded fiber bowl.
  • 2014 - Expansion into Mexico

    Footprint’s opens manufacturing plant in Mexicali, Mexico.
  • 2014 - Birth of Footprint

    An iconic company, founded by iconic individuals.

    Footprint was co-founded by former Intel engineers, Troy Swope (CEO) and Yoke Chung (CTO).

Our leadership

The team that is changing the world.