Scoular highlights carbon savings, responsible product sourcing, and fourth employee group in new sustainability report

OMAHA, Nebraska(Nov. 28, 2023) – Today Scoular released its third annual sustainability report, which highlights progress across the company’s five sustainability pillars.  

Key progress includes an updated sustainability leadership structure, an established baseline carbon footprint, growth of impact of the company’s employee volunteerism, and the addition of a fourth employee resource group, Scoular Emerging Leaders Organization, or SELO. 

“As transparency and sustainability practices evolve, our strategy enables Scoular to provide unique solutions to decarbonize our planet and support the people and communities where we operate,” said Scoular CEO Paul Maass. “We are excited about the challenge to innovate throughout our industry to positively shape the future.” 

The report outlines Scoular’s progress from June 2022 to May 2023 on each sustainability pillar, including 

  • Reducing carbon footprint: Scoular’s newly announced sustainability showcase hub at its facility in Adrian, Missouri, includes, among other advancements, variable frequency drive technology for bunker fans. The technology reduces motor speeds based on wind speed readings, reducing site electricity use by more than 55 percent. 



  • Upholding workplace health and safety:  Reduced Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) injuries declined at Scoular by 33 percent year over year. 


  • Promoting diversity and inclusion: The addition of the employee resource group, SELO, resulted in 10 new ERG leadership positions to drive learning and engagement with Scoular’s emerging leaders.  



Scoular is dedicated to creating custom sustainability solutions across our business units. As customer requests increase, we will continue to scale our sustainability offerings. I am confident that demands in the market will help us to foster innovation and raise the bar on our own commitments,” said Kate Pitschka, Scoular’s Corporate Sustainability Manager.  



About Scoular   

Scoular is an employee-owned, over $10B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing 1,400 people in more than 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers and manufacturers of animal feed, aquafeed and pet food as well as food, beverages and supplements. Scoular ranks 48th on the Forbes list of America’s largest private companies and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

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