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Pipeline Foods Publishes 2019 Corporate Impact Report

Company’s sustainability reporting includes goals for measuring KPIs through 2022

Published 07-08-20

Submitted by Pipeline Foods

Pipeline Foods LLC, the first U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on non-GMO, organic, and regenerative food and feed, has announced the release of its 2019 Corporate Impact Report, its annual publication detailing the company’s ongoing sustainability initiatives and goals. The report aligns with the company’s core values: Safety, Integrity, Impact, Collaboration, and Purposeful Disruption.

“This year’s report marks an important milestone in Pipeline’s sustainability journey,” said Erin Heitkamp, senior vice president of agriculture and public affairs at Pipeline Foods. “We gathered our first full year of data in 2019, from which we were able to define the official baselines for each of our KPIs, as well as our three-year goals to be reported on in 2022. These markers will assist us in our continuing work to influence outcomes on the issues that are most important to our stakeholders and our business, as well as tracking the progress we make.”

In partnership with its investor partner AMERRA Capital, Pipeline Foods conducted its first materiality assessment in 2018 to identify key stakeholder environmental, social, and economic priorities and determine how to most effectively impact those key areas. Through this process, Pipeline Foods identified a broad range of relevant topics to the food and agriculture industry and to the health and well-being of society at large, and engaged with key stakeholder groups to prioritize issues material to its business. The annual Corporate Impact Report identifies key performance indicators around the top 11 of these material issues:

  1. Organic Integrity
  2. Economic Performance & Profitability
  3. Traceability & Transparency
  4. Farmer Livelihood
  5. Soil Health
  6. Clean Label Market Growth
  7. Food Safety
  8. Occupational Health & Safety
  9. Financial Implications of Risk Management
  10. Local, Regional, or National Product Sourcing/Origination
  11. Regulatory Compliance

“Pipeline Foods continues to be a mission-driven organization whose purpose is building a healthy, traceable, and sustainable food system,” said Anthony Sepich, chief executive officer of Pipeline Foods. “Reporting on these issues holds us accountable to our stakeholders and helps us focus on the role that sustainability plays in our work. This report is a living document that showcases where we’re at as a company – both our successes and weaknesses – so that we can constantly strive to improve our practices and fulfill our commitment to developing supply chains that promote the growth of regenerative, sustainable agriculture. We believe that sharing our story with full transparency is crucial to making that happen.”

Pipeline Foods considered industry-leading sustainability and reporting frameworks in building its Corporate Impact Program, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 core guidelines. A complete GRI content index is available at https://www.pipelinefoods.com/gri-standards-content-index-2019.

For more information about Pipeline Foods’ Corporate Impact Program, and to see the details of and stories behind each material issue, visit: https://www.pipelinefoods.com/corporate-impact.

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About Pipeline Foods With headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., Pipeline Foods is accelerating the availability and reliability of non-GMO, organic and regeneratively grown food. We bring transparent, sustainable supply chain solutions to connect the dots for our farming partners and end users of organic grains and ingredients. Find us at https://www.pipelinefoods.com/, on Twitter @PipelineFoods and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pipelinefoods/.

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Pipeline Foods is accelerating the availability and reliability of organic, non-GMO and regeneratively grown food. We bring transparent, sustainable supply chain solutions to connect the dots for our farming partners and end users of organic grains and ingredients.

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