Goals

People

Focus Goals and Timing 2010 Progress Future Plans
Diversity and Inclusion Promote a more diverse and inclusive workplace (ongoing).
  • Continued Managing Inclusion training program for people managers.
  • Provided individual contributor Appreciating Differences training to all employees.
Encourage the formation of additional employee resource groups to meet the growing needs of our diverse workforce and to ensure inclusion.
Safety Perform better than the OSHA industry average for TCIR, DAFWII and DART each year.i
  • TCIR:
    Outperformed OSHA industry average by 27 percent with a rate of 5.0.
  • DAFWII:
    Outperformed OSHA industry average by 36 percent with a rate of 0.7.
  • DART:
    Outperformed OSHA industry average by 28 percent with a rate of 3.3.ii
We will continue to aspire to perform better than OSHA average on these indicators and excel in worker safety in our operations.

Process

Focus Goals and Timing 2010 Progress Future Plans
Energy Conservation Reduce energy use at our U.S. manufacturing facilitiesiii by 10 percent by end of year 2011 using fiscal year 2006 as a benchmark. Indirect energy consumption increased 9 percent in fiscal year 2010 compared to 2006 levels. Direct energy consumption decreased by 6 percent compared to 2006 levels. During the past year we implemented several significant capital projects designed to reduce energy use and expect to see results in the following year. We will continue to emphasize energy conservation throughout the organization
Water Use Reduction Reduce water consumption at our U.S. manufacturing facilities by 10 percent by end of fiscal year 2011 using fiscal year 2006 as a benchmark. Reduced water consumption by 11 percent in fiscal year 2010 compared to 2006 levels. We will continue to implement water reduction projects through capital improvements and awareness initiatives for employees.
Solid Waste Recycling Increase recycling to 50 percent of total waste by November 2011 using fiscal year 2006 as a benchmark. Recycling was 41 percent of total waste in fiscal year 2010 compared to 38 percent in fiscal year 2009.
  • We continue to help all facilities meet and exceed the company-wide goal to recycle 50 percent of total waste by 2011.
  • Our plants continue to conduct recycling awareness initiatives and focus on solid waste reduction.
Solid Waste Minimization Reduce solid waste to landfills by 10 percent by end of fiscal year 2011 using 2006 as a benchmark. Reduced solid waste to landfills by 28 percent in 2010 compared to 2006 levels. We will continue to work with our locations to find new ways to reduce the solid waste to landfills through recycling, reuse or reduction of materials used.
Air Emissions Reduce greenhouse gases at our U.S. manufacturing facilitiesiii 10 percent by end of fiscal year 2014 using fiscal year 2009 as a benchmark. Increased greenhouse gas emissions 0.5 percent compared to fiscal year 2009. We will continue to identify and implement practices to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and report the progress toward the reduction goal.
Package Minimization Initiative Reduce product packaging by 3 million pounds annually from 2006 to 2011. Reduced packaging by 5.6 million pounds; completed 68 packaging reduction projects.
  • Our packaging team continues to identify sustainability projects, which included initiating more than 70 projects.
  • We will continue to work with packaging suppliers on sustainability improvements.
Supplier Responsibility Principles Develop a Supplier Responsibility Principles by end of fiscal year 2010. Developed Supplier Responsibility Principles. We plan to roll-out the Supplier Responsibility Principles to our top-tier suppliers in fiscal year 2011.

Products

Focus Goals and Timing 2010 Progress Future Plans
$2 billion in sales of new products Earn $2 billion in total sales from products created since 2000 by the year 2012. New products attributed to 21 percent of revenue. We will continue to develop new products that meet changing consumer tastes and preferences.

Philanthropy

Focus Goals and Timing 2010 Progress Future Plans
Charitable contributions Contribute $4.2 million to local communities and hunger initiatives. Contributed $5.7 million to local communities and hunger initiatives. We will continue to support local communities and hunger initiatives.

iOSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) industry average refers to the rate for NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) 3116 Animal Slaughtering and Processing. TCIR (Total Case Incidence Rate), DAFWII (Days Away from Work Injury and Illness) and DART (Days Away from Work, Restricted Work or Job Transfer Injury and Illness).

iiPercentage calculated using 2009 OSHA industry average rates.

iiiDoes not include Progressive Processing LLC (Dubuque, IA) production facility – our LEED® Gold facility, which began production in 2010.