MARSHFIELD, WIS. – Food processing industry distributor Nelson-Jameson, Inc. published its 2023 corporate responsibility report, highlighting the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and community investments.

Nelson-Jameson’s update highlights five areas of focus: meaningful partnerships, food safety and quality, community enrichment, sustainable supply, and thriving employees.

“We’re honored to share our corporate responsibility report publicly, and proud of the progress we have made to date in meeting our ESG goals,” said company president Mike Rindy. “We’re committed to delivering the exceptional to our customers while leading by example as a sustainably driven corporate citizen.”

The company, founded 76 years ago, shared that it formalized ESG goals over the past several years. Nelson-Jameson’s leadership established new ESG targets in 2023, and the company said the approach makes use of an internal scorecard to measure progress.

Per Nelson-Jameson, it is working to establish a baseline for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2024, as well as seeking new ways to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. The family-owned distributor, which has roots in dairy production supplies, said its focus includes verifying “a fair and ethically sound supply chain, sustainable supplier sourcing, and community investment.”

The company also said its commitment to food safety and quality products is reflected in its Safe Quality Food (SQF) scores, with a combined average of 99.3%.

Nelson-Jameson shared that its efforts to maintain a “people-first culture” include offering 1,300-plus hours of training and development, while its foundation supports philanthropic organizations and employee support initiatives.

“Nelson-Jameson has a legacy of leadership in industry stewardship and philanthropy,” said vice president of corporate responsibility and development Mat Bartkowiak. “Our ESG goals inform every aspect of our operations, and we will continue working toward a sustainable future in partnership with our vendors, suppliers, employees and community stakeholders.”

The full report is accessible online via Nelson-Jameson’s website.