Energy Efficiency, Industrial  -  August 14, 2019

Maple Leaf Foods aiming for energy intensity goals

Reporting progress towards their goal of a 50% reduction in energy intensity by 2025, Maple Leaf Foods announced a 23.9% reduction in electricity intensity and a 14.2% drop in GHG emissions in 2018 against a 2014 baseline. The company is aiming for an interim reduction of 20% by 2020.

Maple Leaf Foods released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company's key achievements over the past year and targets for the current year. "At Maple Leaf Foods, we are working toward more sustainable food production and a more sustainable protein industry by doing things smarter, better and more responsibly," said Michael McCain, president and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods. "We have a responsibility to ourselves, and to our customers to address the significant environmental and social challenges we face as a society. Our vision is to be the most sustainable protein company on earth." Maple Leaf's sustainability program is built on four guiding pillars - Better Food, Better Care, Better Communities and Better Planet. 

By the end of 2018, the company was ahead of target in both electricity usage and solid waste.  To bridge the gap where more dramatic reductions are required but have not yet been achieved, Maple Leaf is developing a comprehensive carbon management strategy.

Maple Leaf Foods is a producer of food products and does business in Canada, the U.S. and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario.

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