As part of our efforts to minimize impacts in the supply chain, we have developed a Supplier Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, which ensures that our vendors meet or exceed our high standards when conducting business with Pilgrim’s. The code covers human rights, forced labor, freedom of association and collective bargaining, minimum age for employment, equal employment opportunity, employment practices, health and safety, environmental issues and business integrity, which includes anti-corruption and bribery.
We also believe in working across the entire value chain in partnership with farmers to advance sustainability. As such, we are a founding member U.S. Roundtable for Sustainability Poultry and Egg (USRSPE) and members of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI Platform). These multi-stakeholder initiatives, which include producers, processors, retailers, NGOs and others, work to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in the sustainability of the U.S. and European animal agriculture industry. The USRSPE and SAI Platform achieve this through leadership, innovation and multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration and aim for their animal agriculture value chains to be the trusted leaders in environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable product. Our active involvement in these organizations demonstrates our commitment to partnering with the value chain to advance sustainability.
“The Supplier Code of Conduct allows Pilgrim’s to ensure our vendors are following applicable laws and implementing best practices. The code benefits Pilgrim’s, our vendors, the industry and our community as a whole.”
Pilgrim’s Corporate Legal Counsel