Maple Leaf working to slash environmental footprint 50 per cent by 2025

Tuesday October 20, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 20, 2015 - Maple Leaf Foods unveiled its sustainability strategy and progress report, noting that it is working to reduce its environmental footprint by 50 per cent in 10 years, focusing on emissions, water and waste reduction.

In addition to its initiatives of sustainability and treatment of animals, Maple Leaf also launched a website highlighting the company’s efforts at sodium reduction, antibiotic use and sow housing.

“The enormous challenge our world faces is the urgent need to sustainably feed an estimated two billion more people by 2050,” said Michael H. McCain, president and CEO. “We are setting high standards for ourselves in areas where Maple Leaf can have the greatest impact, including animal care, nutrition, environmental impact and food security.

“Sustainability is a profound opportunity to create shared value by addressing critical issues that also deliver commercial opportunities,” he added. “The issues are daunting, but as Canada's largest protein company, we want to be at the leading edge of change.”

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