Driscoll's produces organic and non-organic varieties of strawberries for North American markets. Family-owned and operating for over 100 years, the company also produces raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, and serves most large chain supermarkets and stores throughout the US and Canada. Driscoll's also produces specialty lines of berries including long stem strawberries and golden raspberries. While California is its largest growing region, the company also works with independent growers across Mexico, Chile, Peru and Canada. Approximately 75% of the berries are hand-harvested and field-packed.
Segment ranking summary
Active in the agricultural products and commodities segment, Driscoll’s ranks in the bottom half of the segment ranking. While the company is among the weakest performers in governance and strategy, it demonstrates an average performance in environment and social inclusion. While it performs better than the majority on reducing the use of fertilisers and pesticides and sustainable packaging, it lags behind its peers on GHG emissions, water use and food waste due to its lack of targets. In social inclusion, the company lags behind its peers in terms of commitments and due diligence/monitoring processes. However, Driscoll’s outperforms many of its segment peers in disclosing a commitment to protect the health and safety of vulnerable groups. As for nutrition, Driscoll’s has an opportunity to align with its segment peers in the leading positions by increasing its disclosure on food safety.
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- Watsonville, California, United States of America
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