TORONTO, Jul 10, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) –Maple Leaf Foods today released its
Sustainability Report highlighting the Company’s sustainability
pillars, achievements and priorities with a particular focus on 2013
and the first half of 2014.
“The past 18 months have marked tremendous transition and opportunity
for Maple Leaf,” said Lynda Kuhn, Senior Vice President, Sustainability
and Public Affairs, Maple Leaf Foods. “We divested a number of non-core
businesses to accelerate our growth as dedicated consumer packaged
meats company. Our increased focus on sustainability, including
accelerating our progress in environmental sustainability, community
outreach and animal wellness, will be fundamental to our culture and
The report can be viewed by visiting: www.mapleleafsustainability.ca.
Highlights of Maple Leaf’s sustainability performance highlights
-- Maple Leaf has invested over $1 billion to establish a highly efficient, sustainable manufacturing and distribution network in Canada that secures our competitiveness on a North American scale.
-- Maple Leaf was the first national pork company in Canada to commit to transitioning to open housing for sows. In 2013, the Company converted 1,250 sows and two barns to open housing. Two barns with 3,000 sow spaces each will be converted in 2014. -- Maple Leaf invested more than $1.5 million in community initiatives in 2013. Read more at www.mapleleafcommunities.ca
-- In 2014, Maple Leaf is committing the focus and resources to pursue the implementation of a robust Environmental Sustainability strategy, with clear, measurable near-term and long-term targets.
-- Supporting our commitment to be a global food safety leader, over 11,500 employees completed food safety training or programs in 2013. -- Maple Leaf was the first branded national company in Canada to introduce Raised Without Antibiotics products across a prepared meats portfolio, in addition to our popular Raised Without Antibiotics Maple Leaf Prime poultry.
-- Maple Leaf was recognized as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
Read a summary of Maple Leaf’s performance highlights.
Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer packaged meats company,
headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting,
nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including
Maple Leaf(®), Maple Leaf Prime(®), Maple Leaf Natural Selections(®), Schneiders(®), Schneiders Country Naturals(®) and MinaTM. Our Company employs approximately 11,500 people in its
operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets
including the U.S. and Asia.
SOURCE Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
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Investor Contact: Nick Boland, Vice President, Investor Relations 416-926-2005 Media Contact: David Bauer, Director, Public Affairs 416-926-2020