Membership No.

2-0244-11-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Palm Oil Processors and/or Traders

Country/Region

United States

Member since

28 August 2011

Web
perdue.com

PERDUE AGRIBUSINESS INC

Profile

Perdue Farms, Inc. provides food and agricultural products and services to customers in more than 100 countries. Perdue is the 3rd largest poultry company in the USA and it ranks among the top US grain companies. Our company was built on a foundation of trust going back to our founding in 1920. Today our vision is â??To be the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.â?Â Our corporate office in Salisbury, MD, is across the street from the original Perdue family farm, where our very first chickens were raised. The farm is a constant reminder of our company's heritage â?? and the values that guide our decisions today. Those values â?? Quality, Integrity, Teamwork and Stewardship â?? are shared by our more than 20,000 associates company-wide. Our family and farm tradition is always in our hearts, while our innovative spirit defines our future. We embrace change, pursue continuous improvement and invest in the technologies and opportunities that will drive our business forward while remaining true to our values.

ACOP Report Submissions


Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Perdue is the industry leader in environmental stewardship. We are committed to provide safe, abundant and affordable food supply while protecting our natural resources. As a part of this initiative we will promote the RSPO organization and its sustainability efforts among our associates, outside suppliers and customers. We will publish on the company Intranet our goals and objectives as a member of RSPO. Perdue will make our suppliers and customers aware that we are a member of RSPO and we will strive to only buy and use palm oil obtained from sustainable sources. We will network with other RSPO members and use their experience to fulfill this goal. Also we will publish our commitment to RSPO principles on our website www.perdue.com and in our quarterly newsletter.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Perdue will report progress on sourcing sustainable palm oil. We will welcome open communication from our suppliers and customers on issues related to sourcing, using and certifying sustainable palm oil. We will strengthen our relationship with RSPO members and work together towards growing the use of sustainable palm oil. In case of any potential conflict, we will work towards a resolution and engage other RSPO members and interested stakeholders in this process.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Perdue is committed to using RSPO standards while sourcing palm oil. We will make our purchasing decisions based on our suppliersâ?? commitment to sustainability. We encourage our suppliers to follow RSPO rules and periodically assess their compliance with RSPO Principles. We will recommend buying Green Palm Certificates to our customers as a method to contribute to production of certified sustainable palm oil.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    Perdue wants to join the effort of RSPO and its members and work towards promoting growth and use of sustainable palm oil. This concept is a part of our broad Environmental Sustainability Initiative. Sustainability is deeply embedded in our company and it is one of our core values. Please see the attached brochure describing our goals, initiatives and accomplishments to protect and conserve our natural resources.
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