I am proud to share with you our 2020 Sustainability Report. As one of the world’s leading food companies, we are focused on providing high-quality poultry, pork, retail-ready and prepared foods products for our customers while being a responsible corporate citizen.
We are grateful to our more than 56,000 global team members across 66 facilities for ensuring families around the world had food during a very challenging year. The health of our workforce was our top priority throughout the pandemic, and Pilgrim’s implemented hundreds of safety measures within our facilities, constantly evolving our operations as needed.
To support the communities where our team members live and work as they recover from the COVID-19 crisis, Pilgrim’s invested more than $20 million in local projects focused on alleviating food insecurity, strengthening long-term community infrastructure and well-being, and aiding COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts through our Hometown Strong initiative.
Another 2020 milestone included the completion of many of our sustainability goals that were set in 2017. Because of the consistent work of our team members, we accomplished much of what we set out to achieve.
Pilgrim’s is committed to helping society meet the global challenge of feeding a growing population in a responsible manner. As part of this pledge to sustainably feed the future, Pilgrim’s is setting ambitious goals across our business—from improving our safety to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
We are the first major meat and poultry company in the world to set a net-zero target, demonstrating our leadership and dedication to improving the efficiency of our operations and supporting producers to reduce our environmental footprint.
Our goal is to constantly evolve and innovate to achieve our vision—to be the best and most respected company in our industry, creating the opportunity of a better future for our team members.
We appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.
Pilgrim’s Global CEO
President and CEO, Pilgrim’s