JSS Almond’s dedicated growers and employees have been producing high-quality nutritious almonds in a responsible manner for many years.
For the more than 60 growers who provide almonds for JSS products, almond farming is not simply a job, it is a way of life. Many of our farms are multi-generational and their families and our employees are woven into the fabric of our communities.
The sustainability picture of the JSS supply chain encompasses the intersection of long-term economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and community responsibility. Fundamentally, we are not seeking short-term gain at the expense of sound environmental stewardship and being a good community citizen. It is all about capitalizing on the benefits that complement all three circles of sustainability.
Sustainability is a fundamental means by which we achieve our strategic objectives. Sustainability performance is rapidly becoming a mainstream strategic platform in the tree nut industry, with a primary aim of improving consumer confidence. Our leadership team demonstrates commitment to this platform through embedding many of the above actions into our reporting and objectives. In addition, we see our sustainability actions and results as core supplier requirements of our most coveted global customers. We are proud of our progress and will actively pursue continued improvement in all facets.
In order to best institutionalize the strategic sustainability aim, we are now in the process of developing Key Performance Indicators that span the three circles of economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and community/social responsibilities.
Baseline metrics may include the following:
> Direct economic value generated and distributed
> Direct CO2 emissions per shipped pound
> Non-renewable energy consumption (KWH per pound produced)
> Total financial contributions
> Annual hours of employee training