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GREELEY, Colo., Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Nasdaq: PPC) today announced the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report. The interactive digital report provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s recent achievements and progress toward 2020 sustainability goals.
“Our 2018 Pilgrim’s Sustainability Report shares the ways our 55,000 team members and more than 5,400 family farm partners are contributing to environmental, social and economic progress in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe,” said Pilgrim’s Global President and CEO Jayson Penn. “We are committed to improving the lives of families around the world through high-quality, sustainable food solutions and are focused on long-term success for our business and our stakeholders.”
The 2018 report transparently details Pilgrim’s achievements related to team members, customers and consumers, the environment, animal care, communities and suppliers. Highlights include:
Pilgrim’s also made progress toward 2020 sustainability goals, including:
The company is also on track to achieve a 90 percent or better on the Pilgrim’s Animal Health and Welfare Scorecard for all processing plants, a 95 percent or better on the Pilgrim’s Animal Health and Welfare Scorecard for live operations, and 100 percent vendor compliance with its Supplier Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.
“While we are proud of our achievements to date, there is more work to be done,” Penn said. “We are confident our unique global production platform, in conjunction with our diverse products, position us well to meet the demand for sustainable protein while demonstrating continuous improvement.”
The 2018 Pilgrim’s Sustainability Report is available online at http://sustainability.pilgrims.com/.
Pilgrim’s employs more than 55,000 people and operates chicken processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 14 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the U.K. and continental Europe. The Company’s primary distribution is through retailers and foodservice distributors. For more information, please visit www.pilgrims.com.