Perdue Farms Releases FY22 Corporate Stewardship Report

Released during company 102n/a year, the report notes progress in the key areas of environment, communities and people, and reinforces the company’s stewardship platform: we believe in responsible food and agriculture®. The report also highlights how the company’s sustainability efforts align with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

“Over the past year, we have continued to face some of the toughest challenges in our history – navigating through a global pandemic, inflationary costs and persistent supply chain issues. Our new reality has reinforced the importance of operating in a way that supports well-being. to be of our associates and consumers who buy our products, as well as the future of the shared planet we all call home,” said Perdue Farms CEO randy day. “We are extremely grateful to our more than 20,000 associates and 10,000 farmer and ranch partners for their continued dedication and service in fulfilling their vital roles in helping feed families across our country.”

“Since our beginnings, Perdue Farms has focused on responsible farming, rooted in our core values ​​of quality, integrity, teamwork and stewardship. This focus has kept us grounded and guides us in the making the best decisions for all of our stakeholders and the planet as we continue to work towards our vision “to be the most trusted name in food and agriculture products,” said Perdue Farms President jim lost.

The report is available at www.alimentetagricultureresponsable.com formatted to present report highlights for convenient web access and in a Ebook format.

Highlights of the report include:

  • People and partners: The company continued to progress as a responsible employer, investing in the growth, safety and well-being of its employees.
    • Perdue Farms was named Forbes’ Top Employer for New Grads in 2021, reflecting a commitment to providing diverse and rewarding careers for present and future generations.
    • Thirty-seven Perdue facilities have been awarded the Joint Poultry Industry Safety and Health Council recognition for 25 years of continuous outstanding safety performance.
    • Organization of the third annual company-wide understanding day in collaboration with CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion to encourage difficult conversations and bridge cultural gaps.
  • Food: The company continued its tradition of product innovation with the introduction of new products from its brand portfolio.
    • The LOST® the brand introduced its main brand message “Hungry for Better Chicken” platform that brings to life how everything we do adds to the great taste of PERDUE® chicken and conveys our obsession to raise better chickens.
    • The LOST® brand introduced two new products: PERDUE® CHICKEN MORE® Chicken Tots™ and LOST® BBQ Seasoned Pulled Pork Bites highlighting a commitment to new product innovation.
    • The NIMAN RANCH® the brand launched the first culinary program of 100% grass-fed and finished beefoffering exceptional marbling, tender texture and rich, consistent flavor.
  • Environment: The company has made progress toward its 2023 environmental sustainability goals and is good stewards of the environment.
    • Lost Farms improved solid waste diversion by 11% as part of its progress towards achieving the 2023 sustainability goals.
    • Kept over 250,000 pounds of polystyrene out of landfills using Green Cell Foam™ for packaging and shipping orders from the Perdue Farms e-commerce website.
    • National Audubon Society and Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats announced the largest US market-based regenerative grassland partnership.
    • Spot Farms Pet Treats has partnered with Savory Institute to donate 1% of annual sales to help expand their mission of regenerative sourcing solutions for meat, dairy, wool and leather.
  • Animal Care: The company continued its industry-leading animal care initiatives, commitment to transparency, and hosted its sixth Animal Care Summit.
    • Investing in radio frequency identification (RFID) devices to study the activity of free-range chickens and continuing to investigate the potential benefits of on-farm hatching to improve chick quality as part of a commitment to continuous improvement.
    • Announcement of eight new animal care initiatives to ensure continuous improvement and compliance with our current programs.
  • Communities: Through our offer of hope to our neighbors® initiative, Perdue Farms and the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation have made a significant impact in the communities where the company operates through financial support, community donations, hunger relief and disaster recovery support , associate volunteering and working with stakeholders to bring about meaningful change.
    • Perdue continued its commitment to reducing food insecurity by donating more than 4.2 million pounds of protein to Feeding America®-affiliated food banks, food pantries and hunger relief organizations. Since 2000, Perdue has donated more than 88 million pounds of protein, the equivalent of 73 million meals, to regional book banks serving its communities and beyond.
    • The Perdue Foundation rewarded $1.45 million in grants to support 88 non-profit organizations to improve quality of life and build stronger communities in partnership with our neighbours.

About Lost Farms

We are a fourth-generation, family-owned American food company. Through our belief in responsible food and farming, we empower consumers, customers and farmers through trusted product and service choices.

The premium protein portfolio within our Perdue Foods business, including our flagship LOST® Mark, Niman Ranch®, Organic Panorama® meats, Coleman Natural®and Delicious®as well as our pet brands, Spot® Trusses and Full Moon®is available through a variety of channels including retail, catering, club stores and our direct-to-consumer website, PerdueFarms.com.

Lost AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company.

Today, in the second century of our business, our way forward is to improve, not just grow. We never use drugs to promote growth in poultry and livestock farming, and we actively advance our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in antibiotic-free chicken, turkey, pork, beef and lamb, and USDA certified organic chicken and beef. Learn more about Company.PerdueFarms.com.

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