The story behind last year's winner for Best Community Improvement Program at the 2016 Citizens Awards.
[Editor's Note: The Wonderful Company was awarded Best Community Improvement Program award at our 2016 Corporate Citizenship Awards. We are currently accepting nominations for this year's Citizens Awards. Submit your nomination by June 23!]
For The Wonderful Company, being “wonderful” reaches beyond its catchy name. It echoes the Los Angeles-based food and beverage corporation’s exceptional commitment to deeply investing in the communities where its employees live, work, and play.
Take, for example, the once-sleepy town of Lost Hills, Calif., a dusty rural sprawl 145 miles north of L.A. Wonderful — makers of POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios, and Fiji Water — has operated near the farming enclave for three-plus decades. Some 50 percent of the households in the unincorporated town are home to at least one individual who works at the company’s pistachio orchards and processing plant 13 miles away.