Our work enhances the supply of safe, affordable and high-quality milk and meat. In a world with a growing population but finite natural resources, farmers need to produce animal protein more efficiently than ever before. Our innovative work and leading-edge technology helps them to do this, delivering more nourishment to people around the world.
We carry out our work with a deep sense of responsibility to animals, colleagues, customers and communities.
‘Responsible’ is one of our five core values, which were shaped by the people who work here. As a global company – operating in many different countries, with contrasting contexts and circumstances – we have established a range of core policies and principles on areas relevant to our business and help our countries apply them locally.
Examples include principles around animal well-being (explaining our zero-tolerance approach to any mistreatment of animals), environmental practices and a range of policies around health and safety (helping colleagues follow safe working practices).
We publish all our policies for employees and support them with guidance and training. For example, all employees are assigned annual training on animal well-being, whether or not they work directly with animals, and we provide further in-depth training for anyone working with animals regularly. There are many routes through which employees can raise concerns including the independent whistleblowing.
FOOD QUALITY AND SECURITY
PIC harnesses the latest science and technology to develop differentiated products that advance food quality and availability, while improving animal welfare and reducing environmental impact. For example, as producers seek to expand litter size, PIC’s focus on increasing birth weight is helping to reduce piglet mortality. Developing the best feed conversion rate in the industry (so less feed is needed to drive desired weight gain) and improving animal growth rates also reduces environmental impact.
The Genus ABS site at Dekorra is installing solar panels to reduce electricity use and cut carbon emissions. The panels will be sited near a production barn and are expected to generate at least one third of the energy needed for that area each year. The installation is the start of a wider programme to harness renewable energy on the site.
Arshi, the first female calf born from using Sexcel in India, arrived on 6 March 2018. She shows how Sexcel is helping farmers produce female calves, rather than male offspring which cannot contribute to milk production but, as sacred animals, cannot be culled, leaving farmers with costly, non-productive animals.