Sustainability

Here at Vann Family Orchards we meet the needs of the present without compromising the sustainability of future generations. Operating a sustainable business is not a project with a defined endβ€” it is an ongoing journey with continuous improvements and the embracing of transparency.

Our view of sustainability means we cannot seek economic gain at the expense of environmental stewardship or community and social responsibility. Good, long-term business decisions take into account all three components. Below are the highlights of our best practices in sustainability from farm to shipment:

  • Zero emission, fast-charge electric forklifts

  • High capacity dust collection systems on all production lines, resulting in a safer, cleaner environment

  • Use of micro-sprinklers in orchards

  • 50 fusible-linked smoke hatches – skylights to make best use of natural interior lighting

  • Latest technology sorting equipment to minimizes electrical energy draw

  • Motion-sensor activated lighting throughout facility

  • Ample employee training on safety, quality, and operations

  • Highly competitive salary rates, and a promote-from-within philosophy   

  • Centrally located supply chain to minimize trucking distances from field-huller/sheller-processing facility

  • Reinforced, vinyl-faced roof insulation

  • Concrete buildings with tilt-up to maximize insulate properties

  • Use of an outside, third-party professional firm to optimize orchard insect control