GREENFIELD, Ind. — Elanco Animal Health Inc. has released its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report highlighting enhanced governance, transparency and progress measurements.
Elanco’s noted that its commitment to important ESG-related topics is demonstrated across its four interconnected Healthy Purpose Pillars: Healthier Animals, Healthier People, Healthier Planet and Healthier Enterprise. Through numerous internal initiatives and external collaborations within each pillar, Elanco is working to positively impact global concerns such as food security and nutrition, human health and well-being, and environmental sustainability, the company added.
“Healthy animals are essential for a healthy world. This belief is embedded in our vision – Food and Companionship Enriching Life – and is the anchor to Elanco’s approach to ESG-related matters and advancing our sustainability goals,” said Jeff Simmons, Elanco president and CEO. “This year’s report includes examples of our impact as a global organization. For instance, between 2020 and 2022, we’ve helped beef and dairy customers avoid an estimated 7.2 million metric tons of CO2e emissions by using Rumensin – roughly equivalent to taking 1.6 million passenger cars off the road for a year. Additionally, through multiple logistics initiatives, in 2022 we reduced transportation and distribution emissions more than 10 percent from the prior year.”
Along with this year’s report, the company introduced a collection of supporting issue briefs containing meaningful oversight and procedural disclosures for leading ESG issues and enhanced performance metrics demonstrating Elanco’s ongoing commitment to transparency.
Highlights from Elanco’s ESG report include:
· Healthier animals
Helping pets and farm animals live healthy, high-quality lives by continuously expanding our existing portfolio while identifying new and innovative animal care products, practices and services to support animal health and well-being because making life better for animals makes life better.
Conducted more than 400 training sessions for farmers and ranchers, including topics such as animal care, management and animal welfare.
Managed several data platforms through Elanco Knowledge Solutions to help customers track leading livestock health and quality indicators accounting for approximately 40 percent of the U.S. beef industry, approximately 3 percent of U.S. dairy cows and more than 11,000 broiler farms globally.
· Healthier people
Improving lives and livelihoods by promoting animal companionship and enabling healthier and more sustainable meat, milk, fish and egg production.
Made progress combating antimicrobial resistance by receiving approval for the salmonella vaccine AviPro Salmonella Duo in Thailand.
Supported small-scale livestock producers through our shared-value initiatives by: Concluding the East Africa Growth Accelerator initiative, supporting and enhancing the agricultural productivity of more than 273,000 small-
scale producers between 2017 and 2022. Launching the Managing Animal Health and Acaricides for a Better Africa (MAHABA) initiative, a collaboration between Elanco and The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicine (GALVmed), to provide training on tick-borne diseases, integrated tick management and responsible use of acaricides to small-scale cattle producers in Uganda and small-scale cattle and poultry producers in Nigeria.
· Healthier planet
Minimizing the company’s environmental footprint while leveraging product and service innovations to help stakeholders advance their sustainability efforts.
Expanded the reporting boundary for Scope 1 and 2 emissions to include all sites for which Elanco has complete operational control. Completed a comprehensive analysis of 2021 and 2022 Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and commenced reporting. Sourced approximately 12 percent of electricity from renewable sources in 2022, delivering significant progress on the company’s goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.
Helped customers collectively avoid an estimated 7.2 million metric tons of CO2e emissions through the use of Rumensin between 2020 and 2022 – approximately 33 percent attainment toward a goal to help Elanco customers avoid 21 million metric tons of GHG emissions from their farms by 2030.
Established a partnership with DSM for exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Bovaer® in the U.S., a product to reduce enteric methane emissions by approximately 30 percent for dairy cows and even higher percentages for beef cattle. Elanco continues to have a path toward FDA authorization in the first half of 2024.
· Healthier enterprise
Growing Elanco’s business with integrity and excellence with respect for all stakeholders, fostering an inclusive culture where employees can make a difference – encouraging ownership, growth and well-being, the company said.
Advanced diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, programs and expectations, including: Increased representation of women in leadership globally to 35.8 percent at the end of 2022. Increased representation of People of Color in U.S. leadership to 17.4 percent at the end of 2022. Achieved approximately 20 percent employee participation in at least one Employee Resource Group (ERG). Supported local communities with more than 12,800 documented hours of employee volunteerism benefitting causes worldwide, valued at approximately $400,000.
Donated more than $4 million in combined corporate, foundation and employee charitable and community giving – benefiting more than 350 community organizations.
For more details on the company’s ESG disclosures, policies, programs and initiatives, visit www.elanco.com/en-us/sustainability.