Our business practices, products and services help bring prosperity and economic value to communities around the world.
Focused on the Greater Good
We operate with an unwavering commitment to integrity, honesty, quality and mutual respect to provide economic value and sustain prosperity for our employees, customers, partners and the communities where we work. We invest in the potential we see around us, and strive to make real, long-term differences that improve quality of life.
We understand that the way we do business, conduct ourselves and approach procedures collectively uphold the integrity of the J.R. Simplot Company and its employees. Throughout our global organization, we continually work to integrate integrity into all aspects of our business.
Code of Conduct
The Simplot Code of Conduct serves as a guide to help all of our employees operate with the highest level of honesty and integrity. This includes aspiring to a high standard of corporate governance, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and a commitment to business ethics throughout our global operations.
Regulatory and Governance
We comply with all laws and regulations in the communities and countries where we do business – including fair trade laws, environmental protocols and import/export regulations. Likewise, we expect nothing less from the partners we work with, requiring the same unwavering dedication to business ethics, values, and integrity.
Sustaining Agriculture Communities and Lands
For us, prosperity means much more than the bottom line. We’re focused on prosperity for our employees in the field, partners on the farm and the agricultural communities around the world that contribute to feeding a growing population. We celebrate you all and join you in that effort.
Understand the Intersection of Climate and Economy in Idaho
The J.R. Simplot Company is a top sponsor of the Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment, a research project to study the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture, range and land use, forests, infrastructure, and other important aspects of Idaho’s economy. Our headquarters office – and much of our company-owned farms and ranches – are nestled in Idaho. By understanding these impacts in Idaho, we can better help our growers and producers meet emerging economic challenges and capitalize on opportunities across our business footprint, around the world.
Grow Better Potatoes for the Developing World
Simplot is the technology partner in a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide blight resistant potatoes to Indonesia and Bangladesh. As part of this grant, Simplot has developed both the Granola and Diamant varieties of potatoes using genes found in wild varieties of potatoes around the world that have late-blight disease resistance. Both countries are now planning confined field experiments. Since the bioengineered potatoes contain three separate blight-resistance genes, they are considered to offer the most robust protection of any potatoes available in the world to late blight disease, a fungus-like pathogen that leads to an estimated $6 billion in crop losses each year.
Serving Our Global Community for Over 25 Years
Food insecurity happens in many communities around the world. In Australia, more than one in six adults and 1.2 million children go hungry each year. Working with Foodbank Australia and its Collaborative Supply Program since 2011, Simplot has donated more than 2.5 million units of product to help combat hunger.