Driscoll’s

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.

Baseline assessment

Environment

Started the journey

Nutrition

Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Room for improvement

Summary

Driscoll’s publicly discloses commitments across the environment dimension, but it has considerable scope for improvement when it comes to nutrition and social inclusion. Showing awareness of its role as a large grower and distributor of fresh berries, the company is committed to enhancing soil health and optimising fertiliser and pesticide use through organic farming practices. Driscoll’s provides evidence of initiatives to improve its water efficiency and switch to recyclable plastic, but it lacks time-bound targets in these areas. Moreover, no commitments were found relating to the reduction of GHG emissions and food loss and waste. In the nutrition dimension, the company complies with food safety standards, but it does not disclose efforts to use marketing strategies to promote healthy eating, address the accessibility and affordability of healthy foods or implement workforce nutrition programmes. Driscoll’s lacks disclosure in the social inclusion dimension, notably on key issues such as eliminating child and forced labour, ensuring health and safety in the workplace and supporting smallholder productivity.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
USD 2,600,000,000
Major subsidiaries
n/a
Consumer brands
Driscoll's

Value chain sub-sectors

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