Perdue Farms has announced the launch of its Fiscal Year 2021 Company Stewardship Report. Now in its second century of business, the company notes progress made in the key target areas and reinforces its stewardship platform: We believe in responsible food and agriculture. The report highlights how the company’s sustainability efforts align with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“As we reflect on the past year, one of uncertainty, unprecedented challenges and hope amid a global pandemic, it reminds us of what's most important – the health and safety of our associates, our family and friends, and the strength of our communities. We also completed our 100th year in business as a family-owned American company,” says Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue.
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Included in the Fiscal Year 2021 Company Stewardship Report are a number of Perdue’s successes in its progress toward achieving its environmental sustainability goals and being good stewards of the environment including:
- Reducing greenhouse gas intensity by 10.5% and water usage intensity by 8.9%
- Improving solid waste diversion from landfills by 10.6%
- Becoming the first U.S. company to create a pollinator-friendly habitat throughout solar installation
- Having its Niman Ranch recognized as the first Sustainable Farmer of the Year
- Opening its third on-farm poultry learning center focused on education for community and classrooms
- Continuing its leadership as the number-one producer of USDA Organic chicken, raising chickens with outdoor access, and raising animals with no antibiotics ever
The report also highlights a year of Perdue’s continuing leadership in employee safety, alleviating food insecurity, producing in-demand consumer products, and advancing its industry-leading animal care commitments.