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Corporate Citizenship Sustainability-driven Processors are racking up achievements in corporate responsibility, sustainability E BY BERNARD SHIRE volving into a better corporate sions,” Avila says. “That’s because 95 cent spread of gas emissions from do- citizen has become the goal of percent of greenhouse gas emissions in ing the inventory with its suppliers. many meat and poultry processors in our production chain come not from The next step will be a workshop to recent years. Customers and consum- our direct operations, but from our identify opportunities and define goals ers expect no less and the growing list supply chain,” he says. in reducing the emissions. Greenhouse of their achievements is impressive. This marks the fi rst time Marfrig gases can affect the operations of large For example, Marfrig Group, is getting information from its suppli- companies like Marfrig “because cli- based in Sáo Paulo, Brazil, was the ers by means of its Carbon Disclosure mate change affects agricultural pro- fi rst animal-protein manufacturer in Project, Avila says. He adds the com- duction and impacts our operations,” the world to begin mapping green- pany plans to talk to its suppliers and Avila says. He adds goals to reduce house gases throughout its supply jointly created a plan to develop both these problems have been developed chain. Marfrig asked its suppliers to products and plant processes that will through the year 2020. answer a questionnaire created by the result in smaller ‘carbon footprints’. “We’ve inventoried three major Carbon Disclosure Project’s supply The greenhouse mapping project areas – greenhouse gases, water and chain program, which is one way cli- is one of a number of sustainability wood,” he adds. “We are learning how mate change information is reported, steps the company has taken. Areas to make our operations more sustain- according to Clever Pirola Avila, di- Marfrig concentrates on include en- able on a daily basis.” rector of sustainability at the company. vironmental, social, economic, value- “This is a major step for our com- chain, product and technology. pany in reducing greenhouse gas emis- 48 • Meat&Poultry • March 2013 • The company found the 95.5 per- Marfrig, which also has operations in the United States, Mexico, other parts of South America, Europe, Af-

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - March 2013

Meat&Poultry - March 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Food-safety déjà vu
Business Notes - Vilsack details sequester impact on meat industry
More horse meat detected in European products
Smithfield, Kansas City Sausage form jv
Tyson addresses plant closure, acquisitions
Sanderson to build poultry complex in Texas
USDA expected to OK horse-slaughter plant
Washington - Consequences of inspection cuts
Top 100 - This year's Top 100 ranking reflects the industry's evolution during challenging times
Corporate Citizenship - Sustainability-driven
Small Business Matters - Aiming to please
Ingredient Solutions - Accent on adventure
Pork Processing - Hog ties
Tools of the Trade - Cool Birds
Packaging Solutions - MAP mindsets
Show Preview - Worldwide welcome
From the Corral - Slow and steady improvements
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - March 2013