Sustainability at Ippolito International
Sustainability is the core of our business
At Ippolito International, we are goal setters. We’ve challenged ourselves and our vendors to reduce waste, renew our use of materials, and in general, conserve resources. We treat our employees fairly and with respect. With these goals in mind, we seek continuous improvement in the area of Sustainability.
Whether it is in the processing facility, our business offices, or on our ranches, Ippolito International has always been committed to sustainability practices in all areas of our operations.
This means reducing the use of precious resources, doing more with less through increasing efficiency, and providing good jobs for our employees while using good business management practices for building a sustainable company.
We understand you can’t manage it if you don’t measure it so in 2015 we began formalizing and benchmarking our practices and processes by completing an industry recognized Sustainability Self-Assessment for all Salinas-based Ippolito operations. We will be expanding this program to include all areas where we grow and process fresh produce.
We are focusing our efforts in the following key areas for fresh produce:
- Crop Protection and Integrated Pest Management
- Economic Viability
- Ecosystems & Biodiversity
- Energy Management
- Food Safety
- Fertilizer Management
- Social Accountability
- Soil Management and Conservation
- Waste Reduction and Material Management
- Water Management
Sustainability is not a destination but an investment in our continuous improvement. Stay tuned as we share our progress and successes with our valued employees and customers.