Egg Farmers of Canada announces net-zero commitment

The announcement marked its 50th anniversary
calendar icon 23 March 2023
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This week, Egg Farmers of Canada announced its commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as the next step in the Canadian egg farming industry's sustainability journey. The commitment builds on five decades of work to embrace research, innovation and techniques that support sustainable agricultural practices.

"Stepping up our commitment to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions is a natural extension of our already established holistic approach to sustainability—an approach that continues to guide our actions today and into the future," said Roger Pelissero, Egg Farmers of Canada chair. "A net-zero goal naturally builds on these efforts and further entrenches our commitment towards the environment in the core of our farming operations."

"I am extremely proud of the work that egg farmers across Canada have undertaken to evolve and adapt their farming operations, supporting both Canada-wide and global efforts to address climate change," added Pelissero. "We know we cannot achieve this goal alone, and we look forward to working side-by-side with our supply chain partners and stakeholders to develop and implement a roadmap to net-zero that takes into account the unique circumstances of our farming operations and value chain. Our next step is to roll out a comprehensive consultation that evaluates how we can scale up our initiatives and put a plan into practice."

The announcement was made during an event that marked the 50th anniversary of Egg Farmers of Canada and egg supply management. 

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