The process to clearly define the company's position in the area of sustainability has been important and educational. Through this process, Gordon Food Service (GFS) has come to realize the concept of stewardship more accurately describes the company's history, culture, and future aspirations.
Stewardship is defined as "the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care."
Gordon Food Service is a multigenerational, family-owned and operated business built firmly on biblical principles. Taking care of what the company has been blessed with and passing it on to those who come next, embodies the Gordon family philosophy.
With this critical mission of leaving behind a healthy and growing organization, GFS has set its sights on current and future objectives in the following areas:
Ensure Corporate Sustainability
Sustained financial performance allows the company to serve its customers, provide jobs, pay taxes, and support communities today and in the future.
Minimize Environmental Impact
GFS' primary areas of focus are maintaining sustainable operations and offering sustainable products.
Promote Social Responsibility
Gordon Food Service seeks to care for its people, customers, suppliers, and the communities it serves.
The Gordon Food Service Stewardship Statements of Direction follow an issues-based approach to outlining the company's position and primary focus. While recognizing its list of stewardship objectives is not all-inclusive, GFS has included those deemed to be timely and important by its shareholders, employees, customers, vendors, and the communities it serves.