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Environmental Responsibility


Golden State Foods’ commitment to doing what’s right

for future generations embodies our responsibility and

promise to conscientiously facilitate the prosperity of

associates, customers, partners, communities,

and the environment.

“Aligned with GSF’s Creed and Values, our company
endeavors to maintain the highest standards of corporate
social responsibility, including sustainability best practices. As a global business leader in foodservice, GSF has prioritized sustainability in servicing our customers, supporting our associates, and serving our communities throughout more than 75 years of successfully supplying products and services to hundreds of iconic foodservice brands."
– Brian Dick, GSF President and Chief Executive Officer

Learn more about GSF's progress and ongoing initiatives in our Global ESG
Impact Report.

Our corporate sustainability team ensures the prioritization of environmental, social, and corporate governance efforts across our businesses.  Supporting our environmental sustainability initiatives, GSF's network of 14 Sustainability Coordinators serve as the facilitators for all sustainability-related information, programs, and
facility-level work.

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“Our near-and long-term sustainability goals help provide us a roadmap for improving our environmental performance and accountability. As a global food supplier, we know that achieving these goals will be no simple feat, but we are on

the right path thanks to the company-wide embrace of sustainability at GSF. Our goals are not siloed to individual business units; they are Golden State Foods' goals, and we are working together to address sustainability head-on.”
– Audrey Roth, Sustainability Specialist

Maintain The Highest Standards

Our environmental goals reflect our steadfast commitment to doing what's right for

our planet, our customers, and our communities. Understanding our impacts, our

current priorities focus on sending zero waste to landfills, reducing energy and

water intensity, and integrating renewable energy sources into our operations.

Driving Fuel Efficiencies
By the end of 2024, our logistics team will

fulfill GSF's commitment to deploy 45

Volvo VNR Electric trucks into our Southern

California last-mile delivery fleet. Additionally, we're building an innovative, first-of-its-kind clean energy microgrid to support our ongoing efforts to reduce supply chain emissions, increase energy resiliency, and further bolster the environmental and economic benefits of fleet electrification.

In alignment with our internal climate-related goals, as well as the goals of our customers, GSF has reported to CDP since 2018.

Treat Others Like You Want
To Be Treated

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At GSF, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not merely a program, but a commitment

to a culture of awareness by engaging all associates, which is integral to our

company’s long-term sustainability. From our onboarding process to performance

management, establishing a culture of inclusion at GSF is an evolving continuum.

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“We at GSF understand that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. We have made some ambitious commitments and have built a great foundation. With support from GSF’s leadership, the Sustainability Coordinators network, and all

associates across our global businesses, we are confident we will do our part in creating a more sustainable, equitable, and profitable future."
– PJ Newcomb, Global Director of Sustainability

For more than two decades, the GSF Foundation has served as a natural extension of the company’s values-based business, enabling associates to come together to make a difference.  The Foundation is on a mission to improve the quality of life for children and families in need in the areas where associates live and work.

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Since the GSF Foundation's inception in 2002, associates have made significant contributions to our communities:

Make the Best Product

GSF values its trusted reputation in the industry with our

customers, suppliers, and stakeholders. We strive every day

to maintain that trust and mutual respect through our ongoing

actions and high-quality service.

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To support a continuous improvement culture,

quality and food safety trainings are prioritized

for 100 percent of our associates.

of our manufacturing facilities are Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified.

We also continuously seek to elevate the resiliency of our global supply chain.

Sharing of best practices across facilities around the world, investing in sustainable

packaging solutions, leveraging new technologies, and proactively identifying

secondary and tertiary supply alternatives are just of few of the priorities of our

leadership team.

Give the Customer a Fair Deal

GSF's unwavering commitment to providing customers with the best possible value extends beyond the price tag. We strive to deliver an unparalleled customer experience by consistently offering the highest-quality products, continuous innovation, and fair and competitive pricing. This dedication to our customer needs is deeply ingrained in our philosophy and drives our decision-making.

Our ESG journey is well underway. We are committed to

staying the course and responding proactively to dynamic

environmental, social, and regulatory expectations.

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