Canada's Burnbrae Farms commits to net zero carbon emissions

The company hopes to reach the goal by 2050
calendar icon 26 April 2022
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Burnbrae Farms, Canada's leading egg company, released its inaugural public Sustainability Report, "Eggs for Life®". The company's report outlines its efforts to address some of the most pressing sustainability challenges facing Canadians. The report provides a summary of Burnbrae Farms' sustainability objectives and progress against its five key pillars: environment, animal care, health and wellbeing, safe nourishing food, and community spirit.

As part of its work to reduce the company's environmental impact, Burnbrae Farms announced its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company began tracking its carbon footprint in 2016 and said it will continue to focus on high priority issues where it can make the greatest impact, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and electricity consumption.

"As the largest family-owned and operated egg business in Canada, Burnbrae Farms plays an important role in fostering positive environmental and societal change, both nationally and in the communities in which we work and serve," said Margaret Hudson, president and CEO of Burnbrae Farms. "Our family has always had a community mindset in all that we do, and so it follows that we are committing to doing our part to protect the planet, and to continuing to innovate our operations with future sustainability projects, like the launch of our second solar farm."

In 2021, Burnbrae Farms added a second solar field in Lyn, Ontario, on the original homestead farm that was purchased by Joseph and Jean Hudson in 1891, following the success of its first free-range solar-powered egg laying farm in Oxford County, Ontario. This second solar field will generate 500 kilowatts of energy annually—enough to power 85 homes all year long. Now with two of the largest egg farm solar fields in Canada, the company is well positioned to increase its use of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gases.

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