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.
Pinnacle Moments in our History
2024- Footprint in PolandIn 2024, Footprint will open a 46.000 m2 (or 500,000 sq. ft.) manufacturing plant in Piekary, Poland, serving a growing market demand in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
2023 - Leadership TransitionIn January 2023, Corey Berends was announced as Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO reporting to the Board of Directors.
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 ExpansionOur 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 AwardsFootprint 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 WinnerFootprint 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 HeadquartersIn 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 PowerbowlsIntroduced Conagra's Healthy Choice Powerbowls in our plant-based molded fiber bowl.
2014 - Expansion into MexicoFootprint’s opens manufacturing plant in Mexicali, Mexico.
2014 - Birth of FootprintAn iconic company, founded by iconic individuals.
Footprint was co-founded by former Intel engineers, Troy Swope and Yoke Chung.