Alltech’s 2020 Sustainability Report Underscores its Commitment to a Planet of Plenty
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. Despite the challenges, Alltech believes that agriculture has the greatest potential not only to meet the global demand but to positively impact the future of our planet. The company's bold vision of Working Together for a Planet of PlentyTM is reflected throughout the pages of the newly released 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,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “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.”
While Alltech’s Planet of Plenty vision looks toward the future, it’s also rooted in long-held values. In 1989, Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons committed to a guiding ACE principle, requiring that the company’s endeavors prioritize the safety and well-being of the Animal, the Consumer and the Environment. Today, Alltech’s vision for a Planet of Plenty propels its founding ACE principle into a new world of possibility.
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. Throughout 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,” said David Butler, head of sustainability at Alltech. “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 further details how Alltech’s Planet of Plenty 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,” said Dr. Mark Lyons. “Together, instead of leaving a footprint, we can leave a legacy.”