17 In building Pennsylvania’s first large-scale, commercial soybean crushing plant in Bainbridge, Pa., Perdue AgriBusiness tapped into existing waste-to-energy and reduced transport emissions in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3) over current operations. Perdue formed a unique partnership with the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA), which allows the Bainbridge plant to have a smaller environmental footprint than the typical soybean processing plant. LCSWMA brings in 97% of Lancaster County’s municipal waste and burns it to generate steam to power a turbine that supplies 30 megawatts (MW) of energy to the grid. Prior to the operation of the soybean plant, a large majority of the let-down steam from the turbine was vented to the atmosphere, thus not making use of its heat and energy potential. The Bainbridge plant is now utilizing the energy from that let-down steam for both grain drying and soybean plant operations, in lieu of operating a fossil fuel-fired boiler. In calendar year 2018, Perdue purchased 355 million pounds of steam from LCSWMA, which is equivalent to burning 500,000 cubic feet (MCF) of natural gas. Perdue also purchases our process water from LCSWMA, whose water source is the effluent from the Elizabethtown, Pa., wastewater treatment plant. In 2018, Perdue purchased 17.8 million gallons of water from LCSWMA, which would have otherwise been drawn directly from a municipality or other water source. Completing the circle, Perdue sends used process water back to LCSWMA, who treats and reuses it as a part of their zero discharge program. Perdue sent 18.2 million gallons of wastewater back to LCSWMA in 2018, which otherwise would have to be treated and potentially discharged to the Susquehanna River. Processing Soybeans with Renewable Energy & Recycled Water ENVIRONMENT Our long-standing environmental sustainability efforts have included goals for reducing our environmental footprint. Compared with our 2015 baseline, we have: In 2019, we will focus on regaining our progress in reducing water and fossil fuel use to achieve our 2022 goals. REDUCED GREENHOUSE GAS INTENSITY BY 1.0% CO2 REDUCED WATER USE INTENSITY BY 1.4% IMPROVED WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS FROM 73% -74.5%