Corporate Sustainability

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At The Neil Jones Food Company, we take operational sustainability very seriously. We understand that providing the highest quality products also means providing them as efficiently and responsibly as possible. 

From our farms to our warehouses, we are committed to evolving and maintaining the best sustainability practices for the sake of our employees, our customers and for the sake of our planet.

Our Fields

Our field operations have proven to have a positive impact on the biodiversity of our fields’ ecosystems. Through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) our farmers utilize a series of best practices which reduces pest damage to crops and causes the least amount of disruption to the environment. 

From seed selection to regular crop rotation our farmers take great care with every step, ensuring they can employ the least invasive approach in the cultivation of our fruit.

Our farmers also use the most efficient irrigation technology in the world. Subsurface/buried irrigation lines use roughly half the amount of water compared to traditional irrigation methods. This technology also allows for more efficient water and nutrient management, which helps reduce fertilizer inputs, water usage and runoff.

We are thoroughly committed to being the industrial leader in protecting our employees, our community and the environment.
– James Matthew Jones, CEO

Our Facilities

Our processing facilities are taking a proactive approach to waste reduction and natural resource conservation. We’re keeping an eye on the future with the incorporation of solar energy & electric forklifts, while keeping our feet on the ground reducing the amount of waste we produce today.

The reduction of waste and landfill diversion are both annual, Sustainability Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for all facilities.

All cardboard, plastic, cans, pallets and PET strapping are bundled and sold back to recyclers, reducing landfill waste. And all organic matter is sent to local farms to be reincorporated into agricultural practices.

All of our facilities currently use water recovery in the form of condensate return from the evaporation system during the concentration stage to provide feed water to equipment. This greatly reduces the need for fresh groundwater by millions of gallons per day.

TomaTek employs a 6-million-gallon capacity retention pond to capture condensate water for conservation. Over the course of each fresh-pack season, we conserve 120 million gallons of water.

Our Products

We know many of our customers strive to operate and produce their products as sustainably as possible. That’s why we process conventional and organic tomatoes and offer a flexible packaging solution that’s lighter, takes up less space, and has a lighter carbon footprint.

Our Old California freshpacked pouch has a higher product-to-package ratio, which means you get more product in less space with less waste.