Environmental Data

Transparency with our environmental performance

Post believes that transparency of environmental performance data is core to being a responsible company. Our company is committed to the ongoing collection of relevant data and monitoring of environmental performance based on energy sourcing and usage, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water usage, wastewater and waste generation and recycling from our owned and operated production facilities all located in North America and the United Kingdom.

Post also monitors environmental performance data for owned and operated offices, warehouses and distribution centers, and joint ventures.

Please visit our Sustainability by Topic and ESG Reports and Disclosures pages for additional details on our approach to environmental topics and performance.

MetricUnitFY2020FY2021% Change
Purchased Electricity AbsoluteMWh714,466
Purchased Electricity IntensityMWh/millions USD Net Sales114.74
Purchased Electricity from Renewable SourcesMWh11,079
Fuel and Purchased Electricity AbsoluteMWh2,372,472
Fuel and Purchased Electricity IntensityMWh/millions USD Net Sales381.02
Scope 1 GHG Emissions AbsolutemtCO2e315,079310,272-1.5%
Scope 1 GHG Emissions IntensitymtCO2e/millions USD Net Sales55.2949.83-9.9%
Scope 2 GHG Emissions AbsolutemtCO2e369,763362,092-2.1%
Scope 2 GHG Emissions IntensitymtCO2e/millions USD Net Sales64.8958.15-10.4%
Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions AbsolutemtCO2e684,842672,364-1.8%
Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions IntensitymtCO2e/millions USD Net Sales120.18107.98-10.2%
Scope 3 GHG Emissions AbsolutemtCO2e4,952,250
Scope 3 – Purchased Goods and ServicesmtCO2e3,826,182
Scope 3 – Capital GoodsmtCO2e168,395
Scope 3 – Fuel and Energy-Related ActivitiesmtCO2e148,570
Scope 3 – Transportation and DistributionmtCO2e404,103
Scope 3 – Waste Generated in OperationsmtCO2e13,969
Scope 3 – Use and End of Life of Sold ProductsmtCO2e369,495
Scope 3 – Upstream Leased AssetsmtCO2e1,135
Water Withdrawal Absolutemillion gallons2,6812,743+2.3%
Wastewater Discharge Absolutemillion gallons1,4071,478+5.1%
Water Use Absolutemillion gallons1,2741,265-0.7%
Water Use Intensitymillion gallons/USD Net Sales0.2240.203-9.4%
Percentage of Production Sites in Regions with
High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress
Percentage3%3%0.0%
Percentage of Production Site Water Use in
High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress
Percentage5.4%5.5%+1.9%
Percentage of Distribution Sites in Regions with
High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress
Percentage2%2%0.0%
Non-Hazardous Waste Generated Absolutemillion kilograms121120-0.8%
Non-Hazardous Waste Generated Intensitymillion kilograms/USD Net Sales0.0210.019-7.6%
Non-Hazardous Waste Recycled or Reused (%)million kilograms (%)102 (84%)108 (90%)+5.9%
Non-Hazardous Waste Disposed (%)million kilograms (%)19 (16%)12 (10%)-36.8%
Enterprise-wide Environmental Sustainability Data

The above data represents current accuracy with values adjusted from previously disclosed data based upon identified corrections and adjustments to our organization from acquisitions and divestitures. This data includes our owned and operated production locations for Bob Evans Farms, Crystal Farms, 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Michael Foods, Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, and our corporate offices. Acquisitions that have not been owned or operated for a full fiscal year have been excluded. Our Scope 3 GHG Emissions baseline was estimated using The Scope 3 Evaluator Tool, developed by The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, using the spend-based method with data from Bob Evans Farms, Crystal Farms, 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Michael Foods, Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, and Post Holdings, Inc.