Helgeson - Overview Life Cycle Assessment in the Poultry Industry

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  • Definition of Life Cycle Assessment
  • Definition of Life Cycle Assessment
  • Distribution to retail over 567 miles is 1.4% of total GHGs for 59005Big drivers-direct land use change, corn and soy farming, cooking by oven, process electricity, packaging materials production
  • Helgeson - Overview Life Cycle Assessment in the Poultry Industry

    1. 1. An overview Life Cycle Assessment in the poultry industry. Minnesota Environmental Initiative Oct 2011
    2. 2. • Fully integrated poultry processor• Partnerships with over 250 familyfarmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin • Founded in 1926 • Multiple brands, including Gold’n Plump
    3. 3. Brand Portfolio
    4. 4. Carbon Accounting andProduct Life Cycle Assessment
    5. 5. Carbon: Scope 2 and 3
    6. 6. Upstream Scope 3 Scope 1 & 2 Downstream Scope 3PURCHASED COMPANY TRANSPORTATIONGOODS & FACILITIES & DISTRIBUTIONSERVICES COMPANY PROCESSINGFUEL & ENERGY VEHICLES OF SOLDRELATED PRODUCTS PURCHASEDACTIVITIES ELECTRICITY,TRANSPORTATION STEAM, HEATING & USE OF SOLD& DISTRIBUTION COOLING FOR OWN USE PRODUCTSWASTE GENERATED END-OF-LIFEIN OPERATIONS TREATMENT OF SOLD PRODUCTS Product Standard (LCA) CAPITAL GOODS INVESTMENTS LEASED Corporate Standard ASSETS FRANCHISES BUSINESS TRAVEL LEASED ASSETS EMPLOYEE Scope 3 Standard COMMUTING
    7. 7. Cradle to grave assessment • Supply chain • Process • Use phase • DisposalLCA Measurement • Quantitative data • Create benchmarks Improvement • Identify hot stops - areas of opportunity • Measurable results
    8. 8. …engaging suppliers is vital, because many firms havedirect control over only a small part of their products’footprints. Gold’n Plump Poultry, a large Americanchicken producer, found that its own operationsaccounted for just 22% of the footprint of each chicken;50% of the footprint came from the production of corn-and soya-based chicken feed. -- Economist, Technology Quarterly, June 2nd 2011
    9. 9. CO2 eq percentage per kg chicken
    10. 10. Water bigger impact category than climate • Eutrophication and ecotoxicityINTERPRETATION Impacts beyond operational control • Direct land use • Soy and corn farmingProduct/packaging impact • Plastics • Over-packaging
    11. 11. Supplier and Industry Engagement • Corn and Soy growers • Packaging Suppliers • NCC National Chicken Council • AgristatsACTIONStakeholder Engagement • Agriculture and environmental NGOs
    12. 12. ACTION Internal engagement • Redesign packaging • Continuous process improvement • Incorporate favorable JB results across brands Customer/retail engagement • Transportation & storage efficiencies • Marketing / communications Consumer engagement • Communication / education • Transparency • Use and disposal
    13. 13. THANK YOUPaul HelgesonSustainability Managerphelgeson@goldnplump.com

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