Since 1977, Mission® has been creating fresh, authentic Mexican food products you can find in your local grocery store. Mission®, a subsidiary of Gruma Corporation, is the #1 tortilla company in the U.S. and manufactures a variety of authentic Mexican products. As we’ve grown, we’ve made sure to always put an emphasis on authentic flavors, while providing healthy options that families and friends can enjoy together.
With every dish you create, we’re here to help you spice it up and Eat Interesting!
Our award-winning Mission® Green program helps us ensure that our products and processes have as small an impact on the environment as possible.That includes utilizing alternative energy sources and reducing waste materials from our packaging.
Through Mission® Green, we strive to reduce energy consumption by 20% in 5 years, reduce emissions by 10% in 5 years, and recycle 90% of waste generated in 5 years. Those are just some of the goals we’ve set for ourselves, andwe know we can realize them, just like we achieved LEED Gold Certification for our Panorama City plant and became a partner of The Climate Registry.
Supply Chain Transparency: California SB 657
Effective January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) will require large manufacturers and retailers that sell goods in California to make certain disclosures regarding their efforts to address slavery and human trafficking. The Act is intended to ensure that retail manufactures and sellers are disclosing their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.
Gruma Corporation dba Mission Foods is committed to observing high ethical standards in the conduct of its business. We are committed to the goals of SB 657 and are committed to compliance with all laws and regulations governing efforts to address slavery and human trafficking. In establishing and maintaining relationships with our suppliers, we ask them to be committed to the same high ethical standards, and that they are not linked to activities that would be considered abusive or exploitive, including human trafficking and slavery.
Mission Foods does engage in verification of our product supply chain to ensure compliance with laws governing slavery and human trafficking. These verifications do not currently include a certification regarding the materials used in manufacture by each supplier, and do not include use of a third party.
Mission Foods does conduct extensive audits of its suppliers for food safety, and hence many issues related to safety of workers and their human rights can be discovered and addressed. Mission Foods also retains third party auditors for most international suppliers. Principally, Mission Foods employs the services of the American Institute of Baking. The American Institute of Baking conducts unannounced food safety audits at the Mission Foods manufacturing facilities located in the United States.
Mission Foods has a rigorous internal accountability system for its suppliers. Suppliers are required to submit detailed information on the materials incorporated in the products they sell Mission Foods. The materials certifications must include material subcomponents, and raw materials, with all country of origin information and sources detailed. For any raw material or component sourced in China, Mission Foods requires submittal of a third party audit of the Chinese supplier facility.
As part of its internal accountability system to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations, Mission Foods can take action upon discovery of violations, including requesting a prompt redress of alleged violations, and corrective actions, as well as the potential for termination of the supplier relationship in the event of violations or failure to adequately remedy violations.
Mission Foods has a robust employee training program that is currently being revised to include training on how to minimize the potential risk of slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain.