We are constantly looking at new ways to make egg production more efficient, and environmentally sound. We are currently assessing the egg production industry’s social and environmental performance along our entire supply chain.
This includes assessing everything from breeder flocks to farms, grading stations to grocery stores or processors as well as all inputs and outputs, including energy usage, modes of transportation, gases emitted, waste and packaging.
On-farm environmental programs
Across the country, many egg farmers use alternative energy sources such as small wind turbines and solar panels, while others are exploring new environmental management practices to mitigate their impact on the environment.
Like, Nova Scotia egg farmer Glen Jennings and his son Blake who power nearly three quarters of their farm with wind turbines, and New Brunswick egg farmer George MacLeod who is protecting the environment through a special watershed project.
Growing our Office Green Initiative
Inspired by the many Canadian egg farmers that use alternative energy sources and those who are exploring new environmental management practices, we have taken steps to increased environmental awareness within our corporate office in Ottawa through our Office Green Initiative.
Wherever possible we have taken steps to reduce our environmental impact in the following ways:
- Sourcing green energy through our partnership with Bullfrog Power
- Promoting alternatives to travel with our video conferencing system
- Reducing the amount of paper used daily by encouraging employees to print less
- Recycling paper, glass, plastic and metal through municipal recycling program
- Encouraging the use of reusable water containers by offering filtered tap water
- Recycling batteries and using environmentally friendly cleaning products