The report, which was prepared under the internationally recognized standards of the Global Reporting Initiative G4, covers areas of progress made by the Ukrainian company in 2018.
Key highlights from the report include:
- An increase in renewable energy sources by around 8% and construction of 24 MW Biogas complex.
- Over UAH200 million (US$7.8 million) in investments into its community development program.
- Consistent improvement in overall company health and safety as evidenced by no incidences of health-related illnesses at any of MHP’s operations.
- The practice of industry-leading animal welfare standards in line with the highest EU regulations and international standards.
- Launch of the MHP Development Centre and an innovative digital management system to enable greater training and development opportunities for all employees, including business simulations and individual coaching.
- Continued maintenance of rigorous product quality and safety control procedures, from the grain growing stage through to production of poultry products.
Dr. John Rich, chairman of the MHP board, said: “This report shows that MHP continues to invest in the most cutting-edge technologies. We are proud of the steps we have taken in this last year and even more excited about our future plans. Our 2018 Report highlights our ambitious targets towards environmental sustainability, animal welfare and food security and people development – in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, incorporating more international certifications into our feed mills and implementing increasing digital innovation to further develop our employees and attract the best young talent.
“These successes underpin MHP’s business today, but we are not standing still. We look to tomorrow to continue driving progress throughout our business as we seek to be a world-leader in sustainable agriculture and feeding the future.”
The 2018 non-financial report includes chapters on corporate governance, product quality and safety, animal welfare, people, employee health and safety and environment and climate change.