Sustainability remains a high priority for Pilgrim’s Pride, and it’s proving its commitment through its 2021 Sustainability Report, which includes progress updates toward the organization’s 2030 goals that were announced last year.
“At Pilgrim’s, we recognize our role as a global food company and a large employer in the areas where we operate,” said Fabio Sandri, Chief Executive Officer. “We are working to leverage our scale and influence to help food and agriculture be part of the solution to many of the sustainability challenges we face around the world.”
In the company’s report, Pilgrims details its advancements in critical areas across its operations in the United States, the U.K., Continental Europe, and Mexico. These areas include team members, environment, communities, animal care, customers and consumers, and suppliers.
As Pilgrim’s continues to strengthen its approach toward sustainability and ESG, the company completed its first sustainability-linked bond audit, resulting in positive progress toward the commitment to achieve a 30 percent reduction in scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emission intensity by 2030. The newly-created Pilgrim’s Pride ESG Committee of the Pilgrim’s Board of Directors was also developed, which has been tasked with overseeing areas such as climate change, human rights, diversity and inclusion, and employee health, safety, and well-being to ensure excellence, humanity and corporate responsibility are fully integrated with every level of the organization.
Some key achievements include:
“We are investing in sustainability and ESG initiatives throughout our organization like never before, and I am confident we will continue pushing ourselves and the industry forward in a meaningful way,” Sandri said. “Our vision—to be the best and most respected company in our industry, creating the opportunity of a better future for our team members—will continue guiding us as we move forward on this journey.”
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