Sustainability

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THE GOLD STANDARD IN “CSR” – CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

In Overall score, George Packing Company Inc. is in the top 3% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the processing and preserving of fruit and vegetable industry.

Our people are a valued resource too! George Packing Company Inc. is in the top 5% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in their Labor & Human Rights score.

Gold StandardGPC also tops the scores sustainable procurement and ethics practices, highly valued with our industrial customers. We’ve turned this into a competitive advantage for ourselves and our partnering hazelnut growers.

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Hazelnut trees’ gentle and enduring footprint translates into an earth-friendly, high bioenergy production value per acre. Hazelnut trees can produce quality nuts for 80-100 years if cared for properly.

HAZELNUT TREES KEEP OREGON GREEN

The hazelnut industry embodies the ecofriendly vibe for which Oregon is known. Hazelnut trees have a low impact on the land and provide environmental benefits. Not only do they require less water, sequester more carbon, and reduce soil erosion and nitrogen pollution, but they also serve as a riparian buffer – filtering harmful chemicals from ground water before it flows into Oregon’s streams and rivers.
Hazelnut trees’ gentle and enduring footprint translates into an earth-friendly, high bioenergy production value per acre. Hazelnut trees can produce quality nuts for 80-100 years if cared for properly.