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Hain Celestial Releases 2011 Sustainability Report

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hain Celestial Releases 2011 Sustainability Report10:00 EDT Wednesday, June 27, 2012MELVILLE, N.Y., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:  HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life?, today announced the release of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, "A Healthy Way of Doing Business".  Hain Celestial's 2011 CSR Report was developed using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines, an international framework widely recognized and used by organizations to report on their CSR and sustainability performance.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050324/NYTH131 )"The primary focus of our corporate and social responsibility for A Healthy Way of Life is to promote healthy families, a healthy community and a healthy environment.  Sustainability is consistent with and integrated into our mission," stated Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial.  "We offer consumers healthful products with a commitment to reducing the environmental footprint required to produce them," he continued.  "We achieved our package reduction goals in North America ahead of schedule and continue our progress in Europe."Among the highlights of the report are Hain Celestial's achievements in reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the United States by nearly one million pounds and overall reductions in waste water usage and energy usage at its facilities in North America and Europe.  These results were coupled with a commitment to economic and social sustainability and a strong commitment to human health.Hain Celestial's 2011 CSR report can be accessed online at www.hain-celestial.com.  GRI is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability.  GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Melville, NY, is a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Cafe?, Hain Pure Foods®, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Linda McCartney®, Daily Bread?, Lima®, Danival®, GG UniqueFiber®, Grains Noirs®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Queen Helene®, Earth's Best TenderCare® and Martha Stewart Clean?.  Hain Celestial has been providing "A Healthy Way of Life?" since 1993.  For more information, visit www.hain-celestial.com. SOURCE The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.For further information: Ellen Deutsch, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., +1-631-730-2200