2018 Sustainability Report

Environment

OUR COMMITMENT

Reduce our environmental impact as we feed the world.

OUR GOALS

Achieve a 12% reduction in water use intensity by 2020

Achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030

Increase sustainable land stewardship practices on 2 million acres by the end of 2020

2018 KEY ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • Decreased our water intensity by 2.96 percent compared to our FY2015 baseline.
  • Gained acceptance by the Science-Based Targets initiative for our target to reduce our GHG emissions by 30 percent by 2030.
  • Joined 200 other companies in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Program.
  • In partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, we began planning two pilot programs that will accelerate sustainable food production by helping improve nutrient and conservation management practices on 500,000 acres of row crop corn.

WATER USE INTENSITY*

(gallons used to produce a pound of finished product)

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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INTENSITY**

(Scope 1 & 2 metric tons CO2e to produce 1,000 pounds of finished product)

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ENERGY USE INTENSITY**

(Btu used to produce a pound of finished product)

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FOOTNOTES & REFERENCES

*This footprint includes data from our U.S.-based operations. Information from our U.S.-based Cobb-Vantress, The Pork Group, hog buying stations, Tecumseh Poultry, American Proteins and Keystone Foods are not included in this footprint. FY2018 data includes AdvancePierre and Original Philly acquisitions; FY2016 and FY2017 data does not.

**This footprint includes data from our U.S.-based operations including The Pork Group and hog buying stations. All recently acquired facilities (American Proteins, AdvancePierre Foods, Original Philly, three Tennessee grain elevators and our North Carolina grain elevator) are included in FY2018 but not in FY2016 or FY2017. Keystone Foods and the Grayridge elevator are excluded from all years of data. 2017 performance has been updated upon receipt of more accurate data since publication of 2017 report.