Stewardship at Gordon Food Service
Stewardship is defined as "the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care."
Statements of Direction
For our family, it’s always been more about supply and demand within the food service industry, and as we began the process to clearly define our position in the area of sustainability, we have come to realize that the concept of stewardship more accurately describes our company's history, our culture, and our future aspirations than we originally thought. This process has not only been important, but it has proven to be educational as well.
Gordon Food Service is a multigenerational family-operated business built firmly on biblical principles. Taking care of what we have been blessed with and passing it on to those who come after us embodies the Gordon family philosophy, and has helped to shape our cornerstone values.
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.
With this critical mission of leaving behind a healthy and growing organization, we have set our sights on current and future objectives in the following areas:
Our Gordon Food Service Stewardship Statements of Direction follow an issues-based approach to outlining our position and primary focus. While recognizing that our list of Stewardship objectives is not all-inclusive, we have included those deemed to be timely and important by our shareholders, employees, customers, vendors, and the communities in which we serve.
Diversity and Inclusion
We embrace diversity and leverage inclusion because we believe it strengthens our workforce, maximizing our ability to serve our customers and be a leader in our industry.