Since our beginning in 1889, quality has been paramount. Our founder, Willoughby M. McCormick, coined the motto "Make the best, someone will buy it." This is the earliest mention of a philosophy and guiding principle for our Company. McCormick is committed to product integrity–providing high-quality products, with world-class food safety standards, which are in full compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements in the markets in which they are sold. This obligation is captured in our "Taste You Trust" principle.
The Five Pillars of "Taste You Trust"
- Quality, Safety and Compliance by Design
- Sourcing Excellence
- Insight and Influence
- Everyday Great Execution
At McCormick, we know that delivering on this commitment will ensure we satisfy the expectations of our consumers and our customers. This is the accountability all McCormick employees, regardless of role, demonstrated every day through their behaviors and the standard we expect from our entire value chain. Our exacting standards start in the communities around the world from which we source and continue all the way until our flavors reach the table.