OSC² leverages sponsored partnerships to drive our Natural Products industry projects forward. Our current sponsors include Elk Packaging, Futamura Group, New Resource Bank, Sensiba San Filippo, and SquarMilner. Their generous support and sponsorships have enabled us to host our Future of Food speaker series, expand our research on compostable and renewable packaging, launch a new chapter, and provide bonuses to key contributors within our OSC² network for tremendous contribution.


Elk Packaging has formed a sustainable packaging division with longtime colleagues and contributors toOSC², including Jeanne Cloutier, who helped pioneer the Alter Eco compostable package. They are helping us both design structures with film manufacturers and research and report on the impact of these structures on the environment and the products they contain.

Find out more at www.elkpackaging.com


Futamura is a global leader in renewable and compostable flexible packaging.  NatureFlex™ by Futamura is a sustainable cellulose-based film that offers an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics. Futamura’s films are certified compostable to global standards, are made from GMO-free renewable resources, and provide the barrier protection needed for a variety of food products.

Find out more at www.futamuragroup.com

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals nationwide. With a commitment to people, we value a culture dedicated to serving our clients’ needs in an effort to protect their valuable assets and assist in making smart decisions for their business or family.

Find out more at www.heffins.com

Sensiba San Filippo is a full-service accounting firm: assurance, tax, and consulting services.

Sensiba believes in providing its clients with more than just a tax strategy or compliance report – it uses its professional and personal skills to improve the lives of its families, its communities, its clients, and its colleagues. Through its service to others, its commitment to integrity, stewardship of the environment, and kindness, SSF intends to better the lives of those it touches directly. Indirectly, it strives to be a positive force in the global community.

Find out more at www.ssfllp.com

Squar Milner is one of the nation’s 50 largest accounting firms as well as one of the largest independent full-service accounting and advisory firms in California.  Squar Milner truly knows that this is a people business. As such, it focuses on its clients and its staff. We strive at all times to do what is in the best interest of its clients. It knows that without its valued clients it could have never become the firm it is today.

Find out more at www.squarmilner.com