Sustainable Sourcing

Sourcing with respect for the natural environment

Post is committed to sourcing direct and indirect materials responsibly. Our businesses rely on steady supplies of ingredients to be used in products, and we understand the critical importance of supporting sustainability pursuits throughout our value chain. For additional information on our approach to Responsible Sourcing please visit the Supply Chain page.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Since 2015, Post Holdings has participated in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and completed the annual RSPO Communication On Progress. Although we are a very small user of palm oil, we engage with palm oil suppliers and only directly purchase RSPO mass-balanced certified palm oil ingredients.

Forests are key to preserving biodiversity of plants and animals and fighting climate change. They also provide livelihoods to millions of people around the world. We are determined not only to manage deforestation risks in our supply chains, but to protect and restore forests and other critical natural ecosystems. Post maintains a No Deforestation Policy and our aspiration is to source 100% of our global commodities with no deforestation impacts.

Weetabix Growers Group
The Weetabix Growers Group is a specialized group of environmentally aware farmers trusted to grow, harvest, store and deliver the finest quality wheat within a 50-mile radius of Weetabix’s mills in Burton Latimer, abide by Weetabix’s Wheat Protocol and be Red Tractor certified. This significantly reduces the food miles involved in transporting our main raw ingredient, and it also allows Weetabix to work with farmers to establish sustainable farming practices.

Airly® Climate Positive Crackers
The snack brand brings together world-leading soil scientists directly with oat and wheat farmers to pioneer methods to measure and analyze the data for carbon dioxide capture into their soil and minimize its overall footprint to help make agriculture a climate change solution. And crackers are just the beginning. Airly seeks to inspire a movement—to challenge ourselves, our suppliers and other food producers to rethink how food can be made and develop creative solutions to lower our carbon footprint. By acting together, our small steps could start to add up to big change.

Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)
Post Holdings is an active member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, which has a mission to bring packaging sustainability stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability. SPC participation provides our business units with tools, applications, and services to accelerate meaningful action toward packaging sustainability.

Logistics and Transportation
We recognize the environmental impacts related to our transportation and logistics footprint and are proactively working to identify ways to increase efficiency in our value chain without compromising quality or customer satisfaction. Post Consumer Brands participates in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Shipper Program (SmartWay). SmartWay helps the freight transportation sector improve supply chain efficiency. As part of this voluntary public-private partnership, Post Consumer Brands shares fuel use and freight emissions information with the EPA. The agency then helps Post Consumer Brands identify opportunities to reduce environmental risk and emissions and pursue more efficient freight carriers and supply chain operational strategies. 

In 2021, Post Consumer Brands partnered with Taylor Truck Lines to purchase the state of Minnesota’s first electric terminal tractor with funding from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The vehicle is used to transport cereal products between Post Consumer Brands’ distribution facilities in Northfield, Minnesota. Electric terminal tractors help to create a healthier environment by reducing pollutants from diesel and engine oil. Our Bob Evans Farms business owns and operates its own fleet, BEF Fleet (BFFF). This allows for more control, better distribution and transportation practices and an opportunity to minimize environmental impacts of transport. BEFF vehicles have modern technology that allows for increased energy efficiency and enhanced safety.

Watch this video to learn about the transportation process behind your go-to Post cereal brand – from our manufacturing plants to your cereal bowl: Post Cereal – The Journey to Your Table


Supply Chain Water, Climate and Biodiversity Risk Management
Post completed a baseline screening of approximately 2,300 global ingredient and packaging supplier locations to evaluate proximity to water stressed regions and areas of high biodiversity and also a baseline of our Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Additional detail on these assessments is available on the following pages: Water Stewardship, Sustainability by Topic, and GHG Emissions and Climate Change.