Jerome Jackson is the Sustainability Leader and Electrical Engineering Manager for the Folgers Coffee Manufacturing Plant in New Orleans Louisiana. A pillar in the New Orleans Community for over 60 years, the Folgers Coffee Gentilly operation is the largest Coffee Roasting facility in the United States. Folgers Coffee is a subsidiary of the JM Smucker Company.
Jerome has been a catalyst for achieving benchmark sustainability results in the food manufacturing industry by fostering innovative sustainability practices in manufacturing operations through collaboration with external vendor partners and strategic internal improvement projects lead 100% by employees. The Folgers Coffee Gentilly operation has taken its waste to landfill diversion program to over 98% in under 5 years with a stretch goal to achieve 100% landfill diversion by 2020. Jerome has lead the Folgers sustainability team to numerous achievement awards within the local New Orleans, namely the Best All Around award at the 2018 Love Your City Awards Gala as well as receiving a proclamation from the New Orleans City Council for commitment to sustainability achievement.