Pilgrim’s Pride releases 2022 Sustainability Report

On September 22, 2023, in Uncategorized, by David Elrod

Pilgrim’s Pride this week released its 2022 Sustainability Report, which details advancements in critical areas of sustainability in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Mexico. Pilgrim’s produces high-quality poultry, pork, retail-ready, and prepared-foods products, and focuses on meeting needs in the local communities where its team members live and work.

“At Pilgrim’s, sustainability is embedded throughout our business and provides the opportunity to leverage our scale, influence and expertise to help agriculture be part of the climate solution as we work to fight climate change,” Fabio Sandri, CEO, Pilgrim’s, said. “As a key player in the food system, we are lowering our emissions and supporting producers, suppliers and customers to continue improving their environmental footprint and preserving natural resources as well.”

Key achievements detailed in the 2022 report include:

  • Approved 120+ scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions reduction projects for implementation in PPC facilities;
  • Achieved a 20 percent reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emission intensity;
  • Enrolled 350+ team members and/or their children in classes to pursue tuition-free higher education through our Better Futures program in the U.S.;
  • Leveraged 100 percent renewable electricity in Pilgrim’s UK and Pilgrim’s Food Masters businesses;
  • Improved Safety Index by 16.8 percent in the U.S., 15 percent in Europe and 9.4 percent in Mexico.

“This report allows us to share the progress we’ve made and identifies areas of ongoing opportunity, and we hope it also serves as a way to push forward the food and agriculture industry as a whole,” Sandri said. “As a large company and employer, we recognize that the role we play extends beyond our own walls, and we continue to work on delivering scalable solutions to the sustainability challenges that impact us all.”

The full 2022 Pilgrim’s Sustainability Report can be found here.