Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

Hero footprints
Terry Baker

Leading by example

Play Video
Meet Terry Baker. As a contract grower for Mountaire Farms, Terry understands the importance of environmental sustainability. By using solar energy, creating environmental buffers, and using new technologies, his farm is a model for using best practices.

Recycling

In 2019, we packed 44,000 tons of corrugated containers.

Because they use recyclable Greencoat wax replacement packaging instead of wax-coated boxes, none of these boxes had to go to a landfill. This is the equivalent to:

Removing annual emissions from

Recycling-5

Removing annual emissions from

31,678

Passenger Vehicles

Conserving

Recycling-4

Conserving

16,788,931

Gallons of Gasoline

Conserving

Conserving 3

Conserving

6,216,801

Cylinders of Propane

Used for Home Barbeques

Conserving

Recycling-2

Conserving

7,165

Energy Consumption

Households’ Annual

Conserving

Recycling-1

Conserving

112,983

Barrels of Oil

We’ve been a leader in finding ways to reduce waste, and we were the first chicken company to utilize our environmentally-friendly packaging method. We recognize growers who take pride in reducing their environmental impact. The chicken industry has never been more sustainable, and we take pride in our efforts to meet this need.

Nothing goes to waste

At Mountaire we use every part of the chicken. We process about 8.5 million lbs. of inedible chicken products weekly, resulting in 1,350 tons of finished poultry meals and fats each week. These products are used in animal and aquaculture feeds and as organic fertilizers. Our facility is one of the best designed, built, and operated Resource Recovery Plants in the United States, with the most energy efficient and advanced environmental systems in the industry.

Sustainability- NothingGoesToWaste

More sustainable than ever before

As an industry, we’ve made great strides in reducing our environmental impact. According to the National Chicken Council, producing the same amount of chicken today has 50 percent less impact on the environment compared to 50 years ago.

  • 75% fewer resources required in poultry production
  • 36% reduced impact of poultry production on greenhouse gas emissions
  • 72% decrease in farmland used in poultry production
  • 58% decrease in water used in poultry production
Sustainability - Chicken Facts