In 2021, Scoular released its first sustainability report, outlining five areas the company wanted to focus on through 2025.
Scoular outlined these goals, or pillars:
- Reducing its carbon footprint
- Fostering responsible product sourcing
- Upholding workplace health and safety
- Promoting diversity and inclusion
- Engaging in its communities
Second sustainability report released
This year, Scoular released its second sustainability report updating its progress on the five pillars of its sustainability plan.
“As we shifted from the early stages of our sustainability strategy to year two, we experienced tremendous learning about our path to success while also fostering new partnerships to reach our sustainability goals,” said Megan Belcher, Scoular’s chief legal and external affairs officer.
“We are excited to share our progress as we work with employees, customers and partners to benefit the entire supply chain.”
The report outlines Scoular’s progress from June 2021 to May 2022.
Progress on five pillars
The new report cites many examples of progress for each of the five pillars, including:
- Reducing carbon footprint: Scoular worked to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through investment in processes, infrastructure and technologies aimed at reducing truck emissions. Truck dump times and weighing/scaling times decreased.
- Fostering responsible product sourcing: Scoular created a new marine sustainability program that incentivizes fishmeal producers to implement long-term sustainability practices that exceed standard certification requirements.
- Upholding workplace health and safety: A new safety system was launched at Scoular to improve reporting practices and proactively identify and eliminate hazards. The company also saw a decline in total reportable cases (TRC) of injuries.
- Promoting diversity and inclusion: Scoular started a third employee resource group, Scoular Ethnicities and People of Color, joining Scoular Women Influencing Culture and Scoular Proud Ally Network. The company also added a paid mental health day for all employees.
- Engaging in its communities: Every employee now has eight hours of paid volunteer time per year and expanded volunteer opportunities with community parties and giving events at locations worldwide. The company also developed a board member development program and grew the number of Scoular leaders serving in non-profit board leadership roles.
“I am pleased at Scoular’s progress over the last year and look forward to the year ahead as we build on our strategies to operate with integrity and offer safe, reliable and responsible supply chain solutions,” said Scoular CEO Paul Maass.
Click here to read the full report.