Alltech Unveils 2020 Sustainability Report
Today's farmers and producers are striving to provide a rising population with higher-quality nutrition while maintaining the utmost regard for environmental and animal welfare. Agriculture has the greatest potential not only to meet the global demand but to positively impact the future of our planet, Alltech says. The company released it's vision for "Working Together for a Planet of Plenty" in its 2020 Alltech Sustainability Report.
“This dawning of a new age in agri-food will require us to continue working together across geographies and industries to create a more sustainable future,” Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, said in a release. “Agriculture has made extraordinary strides in sustainable production, but the next few decades will be crucial. Our sustainability report demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing smarter, more sustainable solutions for producers while harnessing the power of collaboration and human ingenuity to create a more promising future.”
In 1989, Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons committed to a guiding Animal, the Consumer and the Environment (ACE) principle, requiring that the company’s endeavors prioritize the safety and well-being of the animal, consumer and environment. Alltech’s vision for a Planet of Plenty propels its founding ACE principle into a new world of possibility, the company says.
In 2019, Alltech became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and committed to nine of the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, climate action, life below the water, life on land and partnerships for the goals. In the 2020 Alltech Sustainability Report, each of the company’s contributions is accompanied by the corresponding UNGC principles and SDG goals.
“We compiled our report with input from our teams across the globe,” David Butler, head of sustainability at Alltech, said in a release. “I am excited by the level of energy and enthusiasm shown by our colleagues as they explore the positive impact of their work. Their determination reveals that sustainability is reflected not only in our core business but also within our culture. That purpose-driven engagement will help guide our success for years to come.”
The report details how Alltech’s partnerships are creating opportunities for advancing the implementation of science-led sustainable practices that improve profitability and animal and environmental welfare.
“This year has affirmed the vital importance of collaboration, trusting our scientific experts and welcoming diverse perspectives,” Lyons said in a release. “Together, instead of leaving a footprint, we can leave a legacy.”
Click here to read the 2020 Alltech Sustainability Report.
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