Surpasses 2020 Sustainability Goals

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

To conserve environmental resources, optimize compliance and enhance credentials, Moy Park established seven environmental 2020 commitments based on 2010 baseline data, several of which have already been met. In addition to other key sustainability accomplishments, Moy Park surpassed its 2020 water use intensity reduction target of 20 percent in 2017, three years ahead of target.…

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Reducing Water and Energy

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

The Pilgrim’s Moy Park Dungannon team focused on environmental and process efficiency to reduce water use and thermal energy savings. The team installed a sub-metering system that allows for continuous water use monitoring in real time for all departments in the facility. In addition, commissioning valves were put in on large water use processes to…

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CAP’2ER

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

Pilgrim’s Moy Park Beef Orléans and a key customer approached the Institute of Livestock to contribute to the development of a tool called “CAP’2ER,” which allows farmers to assess their environmental impact and identify action plans. This tool is being deployed in a network of 50 volunteer farms. Ultimately, it is intended to be made…

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Participating in Leading Initiatives

Pilgrim’s Moy Park

Pilgrim’s Moy Park participates in the European Union Emission Trading Scheme and complies with the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme as well as the Climate Change Agreement Scheme across industrial and agricultural sectors.

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Removing Nitrogen from Wastewater

Pilgrim's USA

Pilgrim’s upgraded the wastewater treatment facility at the Sumter production facility to remove additional total nitrogen and increase the land application function of the system. The additional wastewater treatment facilities removes more nitrogen and allow for lower nitrogen application rates to be applied to surrounding agriculture fields. This will result in more optimized fertilizer management…

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2018 U.S. Poultry and Egg Association Clean Water Award Winner

Pilgrim’s USA

In 2018, the Pilgrim’s Guntersville, AL chicken production facility won the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association 2018 Clean Water Award for advances in wastewater pre-treatment and water reuse. The winners were selected by a committee of industry engineers, university personnel and industry media. The pre-treatment award category criteria included facilities that discharge pre-treated effluent to…

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Awarded for Excellence in Pollution Prevention

Pilgrim’s USA

In 2018, the West Georgia Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) presented Pilgrim’s Carrollton production facility with the Sixth Annual LEPC Environmental Excellence Award in recognition of the facility’s civic and corporate environmental leadership rooted in performance and action. Acting as liaison between industry and emergency response, the West Georgia Regional LEPC works to evaluate…

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Implementing Water Reuse Systems

Pilgrim’s USA

In 2018, the Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches, TX, complex implemented a water reuse system, resulting in a reduction of water by 140 million gallons annually.

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PROFEPA Environmental Commitment

Pilgrim’s Mexico

In November 2018, PROFEPA awarded Pilgrim’s Mexico the “Recognition of Environmental Commitment” along with 32 companies whose production processes and activities apply an environmental strategy aimed at sustainability. This award was given to the Pilgrim’s Mexico environmental team for partaking in and having the largest number of facilities certified to the National Environmental Audit Program,…

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Wastewater Treatment System Upgrade

Pilgrim’s Mexico Tepeji del Rio Facility

In line with the company’s environmental policy, Pilgrim’s Mexico invested over USD$1.2 million in the reengineering of its Tepeji del Río facility’s wastewater treatment system in 2018. Following completion of the project, the facility’s wastewater output will be in full compliance with NOM-003-SEMARNAT-1997 and a high enough quality for reuse in cleaning activities outside Pilgrim’s…

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