Leprino Foods Global Responsibility

Our Global Responsibility Vision

Leprino Foods views global responsibility as a guidepost for our uncompromising ethical commitment to our stakeholders and society at large. Simply put, it’s our commitment to doing things the right way. Our global responsibility strategy and approach are comprised of five key focus areas.

Product Responsibility


We constantly reinforce our commitment to product responsibility through our focus on quality, food safety, nutrition and our dairy supply.


Key Accomplishments:
  • Invest millions in developing leading-edge food safety protocols and technologies, including our Zero Tolerance food safety program. We broadly share these best practices to advance the dairy industry.
  • Encourage our food safety experts to serve on committees and working groups for organizations dedicated to improving food safety.
  • Led the development of reduced-fat and reduced-sodium cheese for school meal programs and collaborate to create great-tasting school meals that meet state and federal nutrition standards.

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Product Responsibility

Supply Chain Responsibility


Our commitment to promote and ensure responsible practices is evident throughout our supply chain.


Key Accomplishments:
  • Launched Leprino Quality Animal Care program. As of 2016, all of our milk suppliers are enrolled in the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Ensuring Responsible Management) Program.
  • Partner almost exclusively with transportation providers that are SmartWay certified to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
  • Continually expand our supplier diversity program to encourage the evaluation and use of small, diverse businesses.

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Supply Chain Responsibility

Responsibility to Our People


We’re committed to promoting employee health and safety, while fostering an energized, empowered and engaged workforce.


Key Accomplishments:
  • Achieved “World’s Best” safety goal for top-quartile performance in the food manufacturing industry sector for recordable work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Recognized as one of “America’s Safest Companies” by EHS Today.
  • Promote employee participation in events that foster healthy behavior, including our annual Curds & Whey 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk.
  • Achieved high levels of employee engagement, as outlined in our engagement tracking survey.

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Our People

Environmental Responsibility


Our commitment to compliance and the responsible use of natural resources runs deep.


Key Accomplishments
  • Reduced our water usage at our California facilities by 15.4 percent from 2013 through 2016, which is more than 150 million gallons over that three-year period.
  • Created local Resource Conservation Teams to engage employees in the responsible use of resources.
  • Enhanced our ability to capture and reuse water that comes from milk. Called condensate of whey, or “COW” water, it’s treated and recycled for use in our plants.
  • Invested in an innovative combined heat and power project at our Greeley facility that delivers “off the grid” power and reduces our total greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent.

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Environmental Responsibility

Responsibility to Our Communities


We’re dedicated to strengthening our relationships with communities close to home, and beyond.


Key Accomplishments
  • Formed Community Impact Teams to encourage employees to be involved in their local communities. Teams do everything from building houses to collecting coats and canned goods.
  • Created the Leprino Foods Company Foundation to increase our impact on the community through grants and volunteer efforts.
  • Employ team members who are passionate about supporting their communities and logged nearly 14,000 volunteer hours in 2016.
  • Promote healthy nutrition for children through the sponsorship of initiatives like the Fuel Up to Play 60 health and wellness program for schools.

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Our Communities

The Leprino Foods Company Foundation

In addition to our long-standing community involvement, Leprino Foods has created the Leprino Foods Company (LFC) Foundation to expand our philanthropic reach. The Foundation is an exciting addition, allowing us to create stronger relationships between our company and the communities where we live and work.

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