At Pilgrim’s, our view of sustainability is guided by our vision to become the best and most respected company in our industry, creating the opportunity of a better future for our team members. We believe sustainability involves improving short- and long-term profitability by managing economic, social and environmental factors.
In 2015, we performed an exhaustive corporate materiality analysis (CMA) that identified the material issues in our various supply chains. This analysis, while inclusive of Pilgrim’s internal perception of the company’s sustainability performance, relied heavily on the views and perceptions of outside stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, community organizations, key customers, suppliers, financial institutions, government officials, academia, industry trade associations and other industry stakeholders.
To fully integrate our key priority areas as identified by our CMA and ensure we remain focused on continuous improvement, in 2016, we set aggressive 2020 improvement targets based on 2015 benchmarks.
Given the scale and diversity of our operations and the unique supply chain challenges faced by each of our business units, Pilgrim’s initial approach to setting 2020 goals has been regionally focused. We are currently aligning our approach to sustainability across our Mexican and European operations. In 2018, we achieved great progress toward this goal with the establishment of priority areas and key performance indicators (KPIs). We are currently working to benchmark these KPIs and establish target reduction goals to ensure continuous improvement across our global operations.
Sustainability Director, Pilgrim's USA
Institutional Affairs Manager, Pilgrim's Mexico
Head of Sustainability and Risk Management, Pilgrim's Moy Park
approved for investments in sustainability-related projects
of total CAPEX approved was for sustainability-related projects
Pilgrim’s recognizes that, to achieve meaningful progress in sustainability, we must partner with customers, stakeholders and organizations that share our values and commitment to a sustainable future. The broad-based, industrywide issues facing North American and European agriculture today require full value chain collaboration to identify sustainable approaches that benefit the industry and society. As such, we are active members of many industry-based associations and efforts focused on improving the industry’s performance and meeting the challenges of tomorrow. Some of our industry association partners include:
Pilgrim’s holds leadership roles in a number of multi-stakeholder partnerships dedicated to responsibly addressing sustainability to advance continuous improvement through the supply chain. Pilgrim’s is a founding member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs (US-RSPE) and serves on the board of directors, and Pilgrim’s Moy Park is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform
|The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs
The US-RSPE was launched in 2019 and is the nation’s multi-stakeholder sustainability initiative for the U.S. poultry and egg value chain. The US-RSPE has the ability to bring together a broad group of diverse stakeholders, who can collaboratively focus and accelerate continuous improvement in the entire poultry and egg value chain. Together, they hope to continually advance the U.S. as a global leader in responsibly produced poultry and eggs.
|The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform
The SAI platform is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to harness the collaborative power of its members to accelerate widespread adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. Their vision is to grow a sustainable, thriving and resilient agricultural sector that safeguards farm viability and protects and preserves the earth’s resources, human rights and animal welfare while supporting our members and adding value across the European food and drink industry.