Sustainability

Sustainability

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There is a reason we distribute organic produce in the first place. It’s the same reason that we support growers who make the commitment to produce organic food.

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It’s the same reason we buy bananas from a company that helps fund education and health care in southern Mexico & Ecuador.

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It’s why our trucks run on biodiesel and why we deliver produce in central Portland by cargo bike.

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It’s why we recycle or compost more than 90 percent of our waste, and why our Portland facility was built to LEED Gold standards.

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It’s called “sustainability.” It’s a concept that’s more or less woven into our whole reason for being. Take an in-depth peek at our 2016 Sustainability Report»

Defining ‘sustainable’

The word “sustainability” gets thrown around a lot. At OGC it is more than doing business in a way that doesn’t compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainability to OGC is a science-based decision framework that we apply to every aspect of our business.

Environmentally, it’s about taking care of the planet. Socially, it means trying to ensure those communities we touch are just and livable. And economically, it means we turn a profit so we can continue to get food to the public while supporting growers who are doing it right.

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