MHP outlines sustainability achievements

By Aidan Fortune

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MHP made progress on improving animal welfare and sustainability standards in 2018
MHP made progress on improving animal welfare and sustainability standards in 2018

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Ukrainian meat processor MHP has reported progress on improving sustainability, animal welfare and safety in 2018.

In its 2018 Non-Financial Report, prepared under the internationally recognized standards of the Global Reporting Initiative G4, it revealed the achievements made in these areas.

Key highlights for the business include an increase in renewable energy sources by around 8% and construction of 24 MW Biogas complex; more than UAH200m invested into community development programmes and the launch of the MHP Development Centre and an innovative digital management system to enable greater training and development opportunities for all employees.

The business also reported a market improvement in welfare and safety standard such as a consistent improvement in overall company health and safety as evidenced by no incidences of health-related illnesses, displayed industry-leading animal welfare standards in line with the highest EU regulations and international standards as well as 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 board of MHP, 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 business recently reported that its financial performance was hit​ by rising labour and administrative costs.

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