We’re Engaging Our Associates in Environmental Stewardship

Annual facility goals engage all our associates in environmental stewardship.

Each of our major operations has an environmental scorecard to measure compliance, sustainability efforts and associate involvement. The scorecard drives continuous improvement, with facility and company goals for water reduction, recycling, energy conservation and CO2 emissions.


Environmental stewardship is part of all associates' annual company goals, and our management bonus programs are tied to our stewardship results.


Each major location has a Green Team of salaried and hourly associates who champion recycling and energy conservation efforts. Through grants and volunteer hours, we support a number of grassroots environmental projects, groups and programs, including the Oyster Recovery Partnership, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Project Clean Stream—the last of which now includes waterway cleanup efforts at almost 100 companywide locations across the country.

Encouraging Environmental Sustainability Through Local Innovation

Associates at our Concord, N.C., plant found a way to save 427 kWh of electricity per day.

As part of each Perdue facility’s Environmental Sustainability Scorecard—which factors into management compensation—each location is required to undertake an annual Facility Sustainability Project. The projects must show a reduction in emissions, wastewater, natural resources consumption or solid waste. 


The projects also engage associates in sustainability efforts and further instill environmental stewardship into the workplace culture.

  • LED lighting in break rooms, restrooms, locker rooms and hallways at our Bridgewater, Va., cooking plant is saving more than 77 kWh annually
  • Management of pumps used in our Concord, N.C., cooking plant is saving 427 kWh every day
  • Maximizing payloads of trailers traveling from our Dillon, S.C., operation to an outside rendering operation is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by 274 metric tons per year
  • LED lighting at our Gainesville, Ga., operation will reduce energy consumption by more than 58%
  • Improved management of water used for plant sanitation and cleaning in Perry, Ga., is saving 180,000 gallons per day

Corporate Stewardship Report

Company Stewardship Report

Learn about the steps we're taking to reach our goal of becoming the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products.

Consumer Brands
Perdue Simply Smart Organics
Perdue Harvestland
Coleman Natural
Draper Valley
Petaluma Poultry
Praire Grove Farms
Niman Ranch
Spot Farms Pet
Full Moon Pet
Business to Business
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Perdue Foods
Perdue Foods International
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