2018 Sustainability Report

Food

OUR COMMITMENT

Sustainably feed the world with safe, high-quality and nutritious food products.

OUR GOAL

We are committed to sustainably offering the protein and food products that consumers want.


2018 KEY ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • Became the first beef processor to license the Progressive Beef™ program, a cattle management and sustainability program for feedlot operators that is verified through USDA approved auditors.
  • Launched ¡Yappah!™ Chicken Crisps, made from rescued vegetable puree and malted barley to help fight food waste.
  • Co-led a seed investment round for Future Meat Technologies, continuing our support of alternative protein products such as Memphis Meats, Beyond Meat and our 2019 investment in Myco Technology.
  • Expanded our commitment to build strong and lasting relationships with farmers by increasing the number of farmers who choose to sell corn to our Local Grain Services program.

FISCAL 2018 BY-THE-NUMBERS

New Product Launches 359
2018 New Product Launches
invested in R&D $ 114 Million
Invested in R&D
Team Members 2,751
Food Safety & Quality Assurance Team Members
No Antibiotics Ever 100%
Of K-12 Commodity Chicken Products meet the claims of No Artificial Ingredients and No Antibiotics Ever
Certified Plants 106
Global Food Safety Initiative Certified Plants