Protecting the planet for a sustainable future

We strive to be responsible stewards of the environment and consider our impact across all activities to operate in environmentally friendly ways to feed the world.

There is growing awareness about the environmental pressures impacting our planet and the need for more urgent and ambitious action. We are dedicated to doing our part in reducing our impact on the environment and striving for a more sustainable future in partnership with our key stakeholders as outlined in our Global Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Policy (Global EHS&S Policy).

We listened to feedback and had candid conversations about what is achievable and right for our business. Through these consultations, we landed on our enterprise-wide Environmental Sustainability Goals and Commitments:

  1. Reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% by 2030 in our direct operations (Scope 1 and Scope 2) and 30% intensity by 2030 from sourced ingredients and packaging in our supply chain (Scope 3).
  2. Adopt a “no deforestation policy” within our supply chain covering key commodities.
  3. Assess our water impact, particularly in high-stress environments.
  4. Assess our waste to landfill.
  5. Participate in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and implement How2Recycle labeling across our products.
  6. Continue enhancing and evolving our animal welfare policies and ensure our suppliers are accountable to our policies.

Our Global EHS&S Policy is implemented by each operational site using a proprietary EHS&S management system with processes to manage the company’s environmental responsibilities (compliance) while improving overall manufacturing operations (sustainability). All sites are internally audited annually across all 16 elements and approximately 2,000 auditable requirements to continuously improve and move beyond compliance to a culture of environmental stewardship. From an environmental perspective, this approach requires that all operational sites have:

  • An effective policy that raises the bar beyond just regulatory compliance and expresses the company commitment to stewardship and the reduction of our environmental impacts.
  • Formally assigned roles, responsibilities and authorities for environmental compliance. Based on the PHI Business Conduct Policy, the Plant Manager is ultimately responsible for facility compliance and the expectation (and authority) to develop and implement the environmental compliance programs typically would be department managers such as the EHS Manager.
  • Documented evidence of all key personnel having received appropriate environmental training for their role, including completion of all legally required environmental training with a process to identify and address gaps and environmental awareness for all new hires.
  • An Environmental Action Plan or similar document to track environmental tasks, maintain an environmental compliance calendar, monitor progress against goals, and facilitate capital program strategies as they relate to environmental compliance and stewardship. The plan should have a documented, semi-annual review by the Plant Manager or VP of Operations.
  • An audit, at least annually, to assess environmental compliance and EHS&S management system conformance.
  • A commitment to implement corrective actions and continuous environmental performance improvement.

We also expect our suppliers to share our high standard of business ethics and we work with those that act in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner.

As we continue on this journey, we will report progress on our goals and commitments through our website and annual ESG report.

Our Environmental Priorities and Progress

Environmental Data

Transparency with our environmental performance.

Environmental Data

GHG Emissions and Climate Change

Doing our part to mitigate climate change.

GHG Emissions and Climate Change

Collective Action

Actively engaged with sustainability organizations and partners.

Collective Action


ESG Report