Preserving a healthy world for future generations through resource conservation and responsible business practices.
Many companies talk about how they are going to change the world these days, but here at Taylor Farms, we believe actions speak louder than words. We are proud to announce that we have reached a huge sustainability milestone this year. Three of our California facilities are now TRUE PlatinumZero Waste Certified, and more than 90% energy independent. What does this mean? Since 2018 we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by over 175,000 metric tons (that’s over 37,000 cars off the road annually).
On-Farm Metrics and Management
In 2019 we launched an on-farm metrics and management pilot program to assess various resource use efficiency metrics to identify which metrics are best suited to support both in-season on-farm management practices and regulatory reporting. Our goal is to identify a suite of metrics and indicators that best support existing conservation practices and inspire new ones.
To be North America’s favorite maker of healthy fresh foods means we need to be in a position where we can innovate faster, adapt quickly to consumer and industry demands, and have visibility and influence throughout the entire supply chain. We have added two companies to our already talented and diverse group of operations to help us drive to innovation faster from seed to final packaging, bring even fresher products to our customers with a year-round assured supply of product, all in an effort to make sure we are exceeding our customers and consumers expectations day in and day out.
Zero Waste Certification
What does it mean to be TRUE to the earth and our customers? Taylor Farms is the first fresh food company to achieve TRUE (Total Resource Use Efficiency) Platinum Certification for Zero Waste. This means we are dedicated to processes that consider the entire lifecycle of the products we use within our facilities. In 2018, our Gonzales, California-based facility attained a 94%+ diversion rate from landfills.
Launch of Solar Energy Portfolio
In 2014, we installed our firstset of solar panels at the Taylor Farms Hansen facility in Salinas, California. Over five years later, we now have solar panels installed at six facilities in the U.S. and Mexico (that’s over 5.5 megawatts generated on a annual basis).
Harnessing the Power of Wind
When it comes to renewable energy, the wind is our best friend. In 2014, we installed a 398-foot tall wind turbine for our facility in Gonzales, California.