Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

sustainability-in-textjpgHelping to bring families together to share memorable meals and moments is our purpose. Respect for the environment and a strong commitment to actively supporting the communities we serve have been defining attributes of The J.M. Smucker Company since our founding more than 160 years ago. Our approach to sustainability provides us with a comprehensive view of our economic, environmental, and social impacts so that when we make business decisions we have a clear understanding of the benefits to, and potential impact on, the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Helping to bring families together to share memorable meals and moments is our purpose. Respect for the environment and a strong commitment to actively supporting the communities we serve have been defining attributes of The J.M. Smucker Company since our founding more than 160 years ago. Our approach to sustainability provides us with a comprehensive view of our economic, environmental, and social impacts so that when we make business decisions we have a clear understanding of the benefits to, and potential impact on, the communities we serve.

  • Our Sustainability Strategy focuses on 4 key areas…

    Preserving our Culture
    We strongly believe that our unique culture is the foundation of our long-term business results. Therefore, preserving and strengthening the Smucker culture is of utmost importance. When we talk about our culture, we are referring to an atmosphere in which every employee makes a difference and every employee is proud to work for The J.M. Smucker Company.

    Ensuring our Long-Term Economic Viability
    Our family of brands has grown into a wide variety of quality products that meet the high standards consumers expect from Smucker’s®. As we continue to grow, we are focused on providing consumers with products that meet ever-changing needs and that are delicious, and convenient.

    Limiting our Environmental Impact
    Environmental responsibility is a natural part of our heritage. Today, we incorporate environmental considerations into virtually every aspect of our operations – from large projects such as the construction of LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified facilities to everyday practices such as the use of recyclable materials in our cafeterias. (*LEED® is a registered trademark of U.S. Green Building Council.)

    Being Socially Responsible
    The J.M. Smucker Company exists as part of a global social and public environment, and our continued success and sustainability are dependent on the success and sustainability of the local, regional, national, and even global communities of which we are a part. As a good corporate citizen, we have a responsibility to support – financially and in other ways – organizations, projects, and programs, both public and private, that contribute to the well-being of the total social and public environment.