Calavo Growers

1141A Cummings Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060

Calavo Growers, Inc. is a global avocado-industry leader. The company also procures and markets diversified fresh produce items, ranging from tomatoes to tropical produce. An expanding provider of value-added fresh food, the company’s Calavo Foods business segment manufactures and distributes guacamole, guacamole hummus and salsa under the respected Calavo brand name. Calavo’s wholly owned subsidiary, Renaissance Food Group, LLC, creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, high-quality lifestyle products for consumers through fast-growing brands that include Garden Highway and Chef Essentials. Founded in 1924, Calavo serves food distributors, produce wholesalers, supermarket retailers and restaurant chains worldwide.

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2.4

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Farming Ranching & Forestry

Category

Crop Production

ESG/Ethical Impact

Calavo’s sustainability strategy includes a commitment to long-term ecological balance, environmental soundness and social equity throughout our enterprise. Sustainability is embedded into all our decision-making processes, whether they occur within our own packing, distribution and manufacturing operations or extend to our individual growers and suppliers from whom we source. We continue to find opportunities to reduce and optimize our energy use, including the electrification of our forklift fleet, ongoing LED lighting upgrades and participation by several of our facilities in local energy demand response programs. By reducing our energy use, especially during peak usage times when the electricity grid is especially prone to blackouts and brownouts, we are both lowering our carbon footprint and helping ensure that our local communities maintain steady sources of power. Calavo continues to invest in our Mexico operations and workforce, with our 2021 starting wages at least 49% higher than the minimum wage. We were proud to attain gender parity within senior management in our Mexican facilities with a focus on gender inclusion in training and professional development programs. Additionally, our “Talent Bootcamp” for local university students is helping us hire the best and brightest young leaders. Finally, 2021 was the first time we completed a comprehensive look at our waste streams across our U.S. operations. Working with dozens of vendors, each of whom use different methods for quantifying and reporting waste impacts, was no small feat. The results, which show that we currently divert 69% of waste from landfill, is informing the next phase of our journey to zero waste production by helping us understand differences between our facilities and the largest areas of opportunity.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$243,600,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3

Customer Rating

3.6

Company Size

1000-5000

ESG Risk Rating

2

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