We’re aiming to be the most emission-friendly animal protein industry. In fact, it’s one of our top priorities for 2020 – 2025. By maintaining our natural resources and environment we’ll also sustain our industry for future generations.  

Here you’ll find research and resources on how we’re dedicated to producing environmentally sustainable pork.

Planet pillar

‘Planet’ is one of the four pillars of the Pork Sustainability Framework. The pork industry is working to improve its environmental footprint in the following key areas:

  • Carbon cycling and nutrient accounting
  • Farm biodiversity and natural resource stewardship
  • Closing the loop to reduce waste

As a part of APL’s commitment to sustainability, two roadmaps have been created for producers. These roadmaps will give you information and demonstrate actions that can be taken to help reduce carbon emissions and to close the loop on waste.

To understand emissions, how to benchmark your farm, and to learn what practices can be implemented to reduce emission output, check out the low carbon emission roadmap.

To understand how to minimise feed inputs, improve efficiency to minimise waste, utilise manure nutrients and discover new ways to manage hard waste, take a look at the closing the loop roadmap.

Life cycle assessments

If you want to know what the environmental impact of your farm is, conducting a life cycle assessment (LCA) is the first step. LCAs cover a wide range of impacts, but most commonly greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, land use, land use change, energy use, and water use.