As a multi-generational, family-owned company, Driscoll’s defines Sustainability as “meeting our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” We see economic performance as inseparable from social and environmental performance. This concept is commonly referred to as the Triple Bottom Line. We recognize that the achievement of true sustainability, or a healthy triple bottom line, is a journey and one in which we do not have all the answers, but we have fully committed resources and committed company leadership ensuring that we make continual progress toward waste reduction and better care for the natural and social resources on which we depend.
We believe we have a responsibility—and an opportunity—to be leaders in the agricultural industry. We work closely with our farmers, supply chain partners and the communities in which we operate to address the environmental risks to our business and our local communities. Our collaborative approach allows us to have a greater impact beyond berry production and take advantage of external expertise and capabilities.
After identifying our greatest risks and the opportunities, we established water conservation and improving water quality as our first sustainability priority. Water is a critical resource for residents and industry, particularly for agriculture, yet many places face critical water quality and supply issues. Driscoll’s has taken great strides to address these issues and drive sustainable change by working collaboratively with our independent farmers and the community.