Environmental Stewardship Policy

Respect for the Environment

Respect for our environment is a fundamental value of Grain Millers.

We strive to be responsible stewards of our environment in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Company policy. Our aim is to protect, conserve, and support the principles of sustainable development.

This policy applies to Grain Millers and the facilities that we manage. The Company also expects independent suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses.

We use due diligence as a means to identify and prevent environmental risks in our business and value chain. Should we identify adverse environmental impacts resulting from or caused by our business activities, we are committed to provide for or cooperate in their remediation. We seek to promote access to remediation where we are linked to or involved in those adverse impacts through our relationships with third parties.

The Environmental Stewardship Policy is overseen by Grain Millers leadership, including the President.

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Through our actions, we aim to safeguard the interests of our stakeholders from unacceptable levels of environmental risk. Among others, we view the following constituents as stakeholders in our Environmental Stewardship Policy:

  • Our Shareholders
  • Our Employees
  • Our Employees’ Union
  • Our Communities
  • Our Neighbors
  • Our Governments
  • Our Contractors
  • Our Vendors and Suppliers

We recognize that we are part of the communities in which we operate and that at each location there are several overlapping “communities.” Where appropriate, we engage with our communities on environmental matters that are important to them. Our aim is to ensure through dialogue that we are listening to, learning from, and considering their views as we conduct our business. We believe that local issues are typically best addressed at the local level.

Environmental Stewardship Metrics

We take a proactive approach to foster the protection and conservation of the environment, and we strive to measure the impact our actions in this arena have on our various stakeholders.

We track our consumption, our waste production, our training provided in environmental fields. Where available, and when economically feasible, we engage in programs designed to reduce our environmental footprint and track audits we undertake at our facilities and at our suppliers’ facilities, as well as expenditures for maintaining strong management systems.

Transparency in Coverage