Social Responsibility

Gordon Food Service and Social Responsibility

We strive to care for our people, customers, suppliers, and the communities we serve. 

We practice servant leadership. We are dedicated to building a workplace culture that recognizes the innate dignity of each individual and their need to be treated respectfully. Our mission is to serve our customers through the spirit and integrity of our people, and in alignment with our corporate values, we are committed to conducting business ethically and responsibly.

We encourage healthy living. We require compliance with workplace and transportation safety standards, and provide ongoing training and meaningful incentives to ensure conformity. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan for our employees and their families, encouraging healthy lifestyles for our employees through a variety of wellness programs, such as: health fairs, health screenings, flu shots, and incentives to participate in smoking cessation, and weight loss programs.

We advocate multiculturalism and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We use non-discriminatory employment practices and multiculturalism awareness training, putting action plans in place, and actively reviewing these plans to assure our workforce and supplier base reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Our success is based on an inclusive environment which values the contribution of all of our stakeholders.

We support fair trade practices. These practices are a key consideration in determining sources of supply, and we seek vendor partnerships that promote fair trade principles.

We support the welfare of the communities we serve and maintain a legacy of charitable giving. Our people generously give their own time by volunteering at local shelters, schools, churches, blood drives, and more. Corporately, we seek to help those in need in many different ways, such as donations of product to various organizations, including local food pantries and street ministries. We view charitable giving as more than a necessary corporate responsibility. To us it is the most important way we demonstrate the principle of stewardship, and ultimately it is one of the primary purposes of our family business.

Annual Stewardship Report

Being a responsible steward is a top priority for our company - from the way we impact the planet we live on, to the people we employ, and the communities we live and work in. We’re committed to improvement and responsible growth, and we are excited to share our 2016 Annual Stewardship Report as it outlines our accomplishments, and the areas we will continue to focus on. 

View our Stewardship Report Infographic Summary