Lundberg Family Farms
Nourishing, conserving, and innovating for a healthier world. Mission, Values, & VisionLundberg Family Farms is a mission-driven company that holds itself to a high standard in business, environmental stewardship, and the relationships it has with employees and business partners. It is our mission to honor our family farming legacy by nourishing, conserving, and innovating for a healthier world. Our vision is to make a positive impact in the world by building relationships with our customers, enhancing efficient and effective operations, and continuously improving our environmental footprint while delivering on consumer demand for great tasting gourmet rice products. We value integrity and respect and keep our commitments, comply with laws and regulations and are forthright in our communications. We treat others as we want to be treated, compensate our stakeholders fairly, care for the environment wisely, and use resources responsibly. We recognize that our heritage and reputation continues to support the development of our company. Appreciation, gratitude, and graciousness have been fundamental traits exhibited by our family for generations and we believe these are a key to achieving the respect we wish to characterize our company in the future. Continuous ImprovementWe endeavor to improve our products, operations, and resources, and will support this investment in people, equipment, products, and processes. We celebrate the innovations that our company has made over the years and recognize that our position of leadership in the market will only be maintained through continued improvement and innovation. TeamworkOur success is the result of collaboration between many talented individuals, including employees, growers, vendors, and customers. Farming Practices"Leave the land better than you found it," Albert Lundberg used to say. In 1937, Albert and Frances moved to California from Nebraska after experiencing the devastation of the Dustbowl. The growing and processing techniques of Lundberg Family Farms have developed out of the family's experience. Albert recognized the role short-sighted farming techniques played in the Dustbowl. He became committed to working in partnership with nature by using ecological farming techniques that care for the soil, wildlife, air and water. Albert shared his respect for the land with his four sons, who in turn passed their deep-rooted beliefs about the land onto their children. Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been faithful to Albert's farming philosophy. To this day, we use the following farming techniques on family fields in order to ensure we leave the land better than we found it. Path Towards SustainabilityLundberg Family Farms has been an early leader in organic farming, in energy conservation and renewable energy, in providing safe and fair working conditions, and many other practices that are environmentally and socially responsible. However, we know there is much more we could do to move our company towards sustainability and inspire greater changes beyond just us. In 2008 we hired our first Environmental Coordinator to develop environmental goals for us and help realize those goals. In 2009, we signed onto the “Declaration of Sustainability in the Organic Food Trade”, created by the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA, formerly known as FTSLA or the Food Trade Sustainability Leadership Association). This organization provides businesses in the organic food trade with guidelines and recommendations for how to embody sustainability in their own operations. The SFTA spent two years compiling input from organic growers, distributors, processors, retailers and certifiers to create an 11-point action plan. Lundberg Family Farms has signed a pledge committing to continual improvement and transparency around practices in 11 actionable areas including: organic, distribution, energy, climate change, water, packaging, labor, animal care, consumer education and governance. Each year, Lundberg Family Farms will strive for continuous, progressive, improvement and to practice transparency in annually auditing performance by selecting reporting metrics that are relevant.