TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) today
released its first Sustainability Report highlighting the Company's
sustainability and community outreach efforts to date with a particular
focus on 2012.
"Our challenge and opportunity is to provide people with healthy,
affordable, great tasting food produced in a sustainable and profitable
way," said Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods. "This
report represents the first formal account of our efforts in critical
areas of sustainability. More importantly it reflects our commitment to
do more and to openly sharing our progress against these goals."
The report can be viewed by visiting: www.mapleleaffoods.com/sustainability
Highlights of Maple Leaf's sustainability efforts include:
Investing approximately $770 million to increase our scale and
productivity and the global competitiveness of the Canadian food
Maple Leaf has a deep values based culture and embeds a strong emphasis
on personal and professional development and values alignment at all
levels of the organization.
Health and Well-being
Maple Leaf led Canada's food industry in developing a full Naturals line
of prepared meat products containing no artificial preservatives or
In 2012, Ninety-five percent of waste from 40 of Maple Leaf's
manufacturing facilities was diverted from landfills, representing
approximately 80 per cent of our total production.
A Culture of Safety
Maple Leaf established a five member Food Safety Advisory Council,
including food safety experts from Canada, the US and the UK, which
keeps the Company current on emerging global issues and advancements.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food company, headquartered in
Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 19,500 people at its
operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom,
and Asia. The Company had sales of $4.9 billion in 2012.
SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
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