The key performance indicators for monitoring and reporting our performance, and our plans for 2019, are summarised below.


Food quality and security

What we do

Providing expertise and products that increase the supply of high-quality protein

Highlights in the year

  • Drove rapid genetic improvement in both porcine and bovine species
  • Continued our work to combat PRRSv in pigs, successfully delivering our first gene edited animals
  • Introduced Sexcel in target markets such as India, increasing the probability of female offspring

What we plan to do next

  • Continue driving porcine and bovine genetic improvement and rapidly disseminate the genetics
  • Continue responsible development of PRRSv resistant pigs to improve animal well-being and sustainability, while engaging with industry stakeholders, regulators and consumers about the benefits of this technology
  • Increase the availability of Sexcel in the market place

Animal well-being

What we do

Continually improving animal welfare through proven science-based initiatives


  • Introduced PIC Care, a new training programme to be undertaken annually by all PIC employees with routine animal contact
  • Completed the second PIC Supply Chain survey and developed an action plan based on the findings
  • Continued to invest in PIC and ABS animal housing facilities


  • Continue investment in PIC and ABS animal housing facilities
  • Continue aligning standard operating procedures across the PIC global Supply Chain
  • Focus on reducing bovine birthing stress, to improve maternal health


What we do

Reducing the environmental impact of protein production

Highlights in the year

  • Audited 83% of PIC-owned production sites
  • Improved feed efficiency by 0.024kg of feed per kg of pork
  • Evolved our range of proprietary beef genetics that improve feed efficiency

What we plan to do next

  • Maintain scope and measures of PIC audits on owned production, including 80% of owned sites
  • Improve feed efficiency by 0.02kg of feed per kg of pork per annum
  • Explore opportunities for wider deployment of renewable energy solutions across sites
  • Complete roll-out of eco-friendly porcine semen packaging solution in Mexico

Operate safely

What we do

Ensuring a safe working environment for our colleagues

Highlights in the year

  • Reduced vehicle-related incidents by 14%
  • Increased ‘near miss’ reporting in key regions by 60%
  • Reduced animal-related injuries by 1%, despite working with a larger number of animals during the year

What we plan to do next

  • Reduce occupational road risk year-on-year
  • Continue to reduce recordable incidents, specifically involving animals, and on customer premises


What we do

Being a responsible corporate citizen, within our communities

Highlights in the year

  • Recruited 188 staff into our PIC and ABS production sites
  • Supported internships and graduate recruitment programmes

What we plan to do next

  • Continue to respond to local community crises, recruit into local farms and encourage support for charities close to the local businesses
  • Enhance our range of placement and employment opportunities for students and apprentices


Our commitment to operating responsibly is ingrained within our company and overseen by the Board.

We have created a dedicated committee that reports directly to the Board on progress, performance and future plans. We have also established a sub-committee that focuses on animal well-being.

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee defines our strategy, reviews our policies and practices, monitors external developments and advises the Genus Executive Leadership Team ('GELT') and the Audit Committee. It recommends annual goals and initiatives, and identifies the key performance indicators for monitoring and reporting our performance.


The Committee comprises senior leaders who lead different aspects of the Corporate Responsibility programme; they meet quarterly to set objectives and review progress.

Committee members

Angelle Rosata (Chair of Committee)

Group HR Director, Genus Plc
Chair, leads on H&S aspects, community and people

Cara Crichton (Secretary to the Committee)

Deputy Company Secretary, Genus plc
Secretary and corporate compliance

Ihab Ahmed

Head of Internal Audit, Genus plc
Responsible for integrity and risk mitigation

Dr Jer Geiger, DVM, MS

Health Assurance Veterinarian, Genus PIC
Responsible for animal well-being and bio-security for PIC Americas

Dan Hartley

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Genus plc
Responsible for corporate responsibility delivery and compliance

Mark Lane

Global Health & Safety Director, Genus plc
Responsible for global H&S

Dr Angel Manabat

Regional Technical Services and Health Assurance Director, Genus PIC
Responsible for animal well-being and environment for PIC Asia

Dr James Meronek, DVM, MPH

Head of Global Health Assurance, Genus ABS
Responsible for animal well-being and bio-security for ABS globally

Nick McCulley

Global Supply Chain Director, Genus PIC
Leads the global production of PIC, responsible for H&S implementation, environment and animal well-being

Mark Smith

EMEA Beef Director, Genus ABS
Deeply knowledgeable about global production, Mark leads our ABS Beef business in Europe. 

Sub-committee on animal well-being

This group focuses on animal well-being and also meets quarterly. It maintains an overview of the Company’s commitment to animal well-being and welfare, the well-being principles involved and the policies and activities developed to deliver these principles in practice.

Sub-committee members

DR. Bill Christianson (Chair of Committee)

Chief Operating Officer, Genus PIC

DR. Jim Meronek

Global Head of Health Assurance, Genus ABS

Nick McCulley

Global Supply Chain Director, Genus PIC

Mark Smith

EMEA Beef Director, Genus ABS
Steve Smith
Global Supply Chain Director, Genus ABS

DR. Dan Tucker

Global Health Assurance Advisor, Genus PIC