Simplot Kitchen Stories

Our 4Sight 2030 Goals

At Simplot Foods, our involvement in the entire value chain—from seed production to processing—gives us a unique opportunity and responsibility to work more sustainably. In 2020, we laid out a 10-year plan to add specificity and accountability to our ongoing sustainability efforts, company-wide and around the world. We chose four primary areas of impact:

Icon 4Sight 2030 Goals Energy

Reduce energy use by 15% per ton of product

Icon 4Sight 2030 Goals Carbon

Reduce carbon emissions by 20% per ton of product

Icon 4Sight 2030 Goals Water

Reduce freshwater intake 15% per ton of product

Icon 4Sight 2030 Goals Waste

Achieve zero waste to landfill in our food processing plants, globally

Sustainability in Action

When you grow up in agriculture, the link between the health of the land, air and water to your own well-being couldn’t be more clear. Our founder, J.R. Simplot, worked the land from an early age, developing a respect for resources that remains a core value of our company to this day.

Awards, Certificates & Recognition

Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency
Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

2021, Idaho Plant (High Bay Freezer) Learn More ›

Energy Star® certification
The following plants have earned Energy Star® certification in multiple years.

Grand Forks, Idaho, Moses Lake, Othello, Portage la Prairie 

Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency
Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency

2015, Idaho Plant

LEED Certified Processing Plant
LEED Certified Processing Plant

Idaho Plant, LEED Gold Certified

From the blog


Sustainably Simplot: Reducing Our Water Consumption in a Thirsty World

At Simplot Foods, our mission is to feed the world by bringing Earth's resources to life. The fact that agriculture accounts for about 80% of total U.S. water consumption (90% in western states) places a large share of responsibility for ensuring future water availability squarely on food producers like us.

roasted pineapple and shrimp summer rolls

Restaurants Take On Food Waste

Waste has always been an issue in the restaurant industry. But in the aftermath of the pandemic, many operators are finding ways to get creative, reduce waste, and increase their profitability in the process.


Turning Simplot Avocado Pits Into Better Bioplastics

Like most operators, you probably offer plastic utensils for takeout orders and other occasions. Now multiply that by millions of restaurants. Taken together, it adds up to an enormous landfilling of single-use, petroleum-based plastic products that decompose slowly—or not at all.


Simplot Adds Sustainability Goals to Food Group Website

Ever wonder what we're doing to produce food more sustainably? Simplot Foods has launched a new addition to that details our ongoing sustainability efforts.


Frozen Food: The Ultimate Waste Saver

As a matter of survival, restaurants learned to operate more efficiently during the pandemic. But, there's still one inefficiency many operators have yet to tackle: food waste.