Our 10 Core Values
1. Produce the highest quality all-natural & organic preserves. 2. Delight our customers with our quality & consistency. 3. Promote team member growth & happiness. 4. Form win-win partnerships with our farmers. 5. Care about our community & the environment. 6. Help preserve lives through donations to cancer research. 7.
THE GOOD BEHIND WHAT YOU EAT
Our 10 Core Values
1. Produce the highest quality all-natural and organic preserves
We create preserves with all-natural ingredients; you can trust they are free from corn syrup, preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, additives, and are also gluten-free, fat-free, sodium-free, and dairy-free with almost all flavors except one being Kosher, Halal, Ital, and vegan. We partner with farmers and suppliers and carefully vet their produce to make sure they meet our high standards by researching ingredients, reading labels, and auditing sourcing practices all to make the highest quality all-natural and organic preserves for you. Remember, if it doesn’t meet our standards, we don’t sell it. A focus on fresh food, thinking, and innovation makes us better at serving our customers.
2. Delight our customers with our quality and consistency
We strive to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations on every shopping experience by providing good food to good people. We deliver outstanding customer service through our knowledge, skill, enthusiasm, and operational excellence. We source our seasonal ingredients locally to bring fresh, tropical, and unique delights, straight farm-to-table, small-batch goodness using our multicultural family recipes to your family. We cater to special needs including organic, kosher, vegan, and gluten-free. We continually experiment and innovate to offer a better customer experience. We create environments that are inviting, fun, unique, comfortable, attractive, nurturing, and educational. We want our preserves to be in the center of community meeting places where people can join their friends and make new ones. “Customers don’t need us, we need them,” so focus on them and thrive by meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations.
3. Promote team member growth and happiness
Our success is dependent upon the collective energy, intelligence, and contributions of all our team. We design and provide safe and empowering environments where highly motivated people can flourish and reach their highest potential. We strive to build positive and healthy relationships. "Us versus them" thinking has no place in our company. We earn trust through transparent communication, open door policies, and inclusive people practices. We appreciate and recognize the good work that our fellow team members do every day. Everyone is seen, heard, and taken into consideration. We aim to help and serve people by improving the quality of life for others, individuals, and society. We value the importance of fun, family, and community involvement to encourage a rich, meaningful, and balanced life. We believe in treating each other with dignity and respect.
4. Form win-win partnerships with our farmers
We are part of an interdependent ecosystem. There are dozens of farmers we depend on to create an outstanding preserve and in turn a wonderful shopping experience for our customers. We view them as allies and treat them with respect, fairness, and integrity, expecting the same in return. We listen compassionately, we think carefully, and we always seek win-win relationships with everyone. By relying on these local farmers for seasonal, ugly produce we help reduce waste, cut transportation time keeping the fruit fresher & healthier for longer, and reduce our carbon emissions. Our vision is to create a better world by employing fair economic and labor practices, promoting and incentivizing recycling, reusing, and reducing, and donating 10% to cancer research making a healthier world around us.
5. Care about our community and the environment
We serve and support a local experience, and practice and advance environmental stewardship. We employ women, minorities, and people with disabilities to create quality preserves. We make a commitment to sustainability and to acting in an environmentally friendly way. We made a conscious effort to choose glass jars despite plastic containers being cheaper, not breaking as easily, and lighter for shipping because glass is sustainable, can be reused forever, repurposed, and easily recycled. We want to encourage our customers to join our efforts by offering 10% off their next jar if they returned an empty glass jar or showed how they’re repurposing it. Food and water waste happens in every step of the process from growing, transporting, processing, and selling which likewise impacts the use of our croplands, fertilizer utilization, labor, energy, and greenhouse gases. Markets have conditioned people to look for perfect produce and will avoid anything that doesn’t measure up to specific appearance standards. However, the growing process is far from perfect with uncontrollable weather, temperature, and soil conditions. This is where the B grade, ugly produce comes in. Farmers can’t sell those imperfect goods to the general market, but as far as we’re concerned like most things in life, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. We’re going to lovingly cut, crush, and blend the fresh delicious produce to be cooked into jam, so misshapen appearances, bruises, and discolorations do not matter. The farmers still make a living and nothing goes to waste. It’s all about small changes from contentious individuals making a difference in global issues.
6. Help preserve lives through donations to cancer research
The name JP's Delights is for my dad, John-Paul, who inspired me to follow my dreams. Unfortunately, he passed away 2 months before the initial start of JP's Delights after an 11-month battle with stage 4 esophageal cancer. This is my motivation for donating 10% towards esophageal cancer research.
7. Inspire adventure
Be adventurous, creative, and open-minded while perusing growth and learning. It’s fine to make mistakes as long are you learn from them and leave room for growth. No one has all the answers, so go out there and look for them; explore.
8. Innovate transparently with playful creativity
Share information and ideas freely, ensuring that others can benefit from the things we learn through failures and successes. Be curious and come up with new ideas. We embrace diversity by acknowledging that different perspectives are needed to fuel creativity and innovation.
We are the owners of our actions and decisions. Treat the company as if one were a founder.
10. Create fun and a little weirdness
How do these values shape culture?
Core values directly impact the organization's culture as they lead the attitude and united behavior of the sense of community. They inspire, motivate, give purpose, and guide communication, decisions, branding, strategies, customer service, and innovation. People will usually be most comfortable working in a business that has a corporate culture that reflects their own personal values. They will be more likely to be satisfied and engaged with the company, increasing overall performance and giving the organization a competitive advantage. It helps with creativity, motivation, efficiency, and productivity. Core values can boost brand perception and help to build trust with a business. They attract the people you want and set a unified, guiding framework for hiring people, a code of conduct, and handling human resources. It’s something that can differentiate one organization from others. Teams need a shared code, vision, identity, ethos, and company culture otherwise they will evolve on their own, potentially in ways that hurt the organization.