Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We have a responsibility to sustain -- if not enhance -- our natural environment and our nation's economy for future generations. We view sustainability as part of an overall approach to our business, involving how we support our communities, minimize our environmental footprint, support proper resource management, treat our employees, and maintain responsible corporate conduct in the business world.
Environmental considerations are apart of our daily purchasing practices and consistent with such traditional factors as product safety, employee safety, price, performance and availability. Comprehensive, accurate and meaningful information about the environmental performance of products or services is necessary in order to determine environmental preferability. Superior Foods observes Lean Manufacturing Practices as a business model that emphasizes eliminating waste while delivering quality products at the least cost to our customers. Lean manufacturing produces an operational and cultural environment that is highly conducive to waste minimization and pollution prevention.
As a company, we're committed to responsible seafood practices and the purchasing of products from other establishments that support fishing practices that ensure the ecological health of both fresh water and ocean marine life. By partnering with fishery groups that encourage responsible practices which provide the public with accurate information about these issues, we can have a level of confidence that the next generation may enjoy an abundant supply of seafood.