Sustainability & Stewardship
Sustainability is at the core of our business values at Maple Leaf Farms. We strive every day to help improve our environment and keep our business ethical and scientifically verified. See what we are doing to continually make improvements.
OUR SUSTAINABLE FOCUS
Maple Leaf Farms was truly born from a sustainable idea. Donald Wentzel founded our company after several years as a poultry feed salesman in the Northeast. He had seen the great expense that Long Island duck producers went to in procuring and transporting feed ingredients to their operations. He thought it made more sense to raise ducks in the Midwest where corn and soybeans were readily available and where finished goods would be more centrally located to major markets throughout the country. He founded the company with the mission of producing products with "quality you can count on" and that is certainly something our family continues to focus on as we foster the business that he worked so hard to establish.
Maple Leaf Farms believes sustainability requires programs and systems that are ethically grounded, scientifically verified and economically viable. When these three elements operate in balance, we have systems that can be executed and programs that build consumer trust and confidence in Maple Leaf Farms.
Each year, our corporate sustainability team continues efforts to expand sustainability metrics and address a few impactful projects that allow us to reduce our environmental impact and improve our resource management. Our sustainability efforts impact the farmers we partner with, our processing plants and the communities where our employees live, work and raise their families.
Consolidating the Live Production supply chain
Providing natural fertilizer and irrigation water to local farmers
Reducing use of energy and other resources
Reducing water use
Recycling and reducing waste
Improving energy efficiency
Contributing food and financial support to local charities
Volunteering time and treasure to community organizations
Preserving community landmarks & green spaces
About the Maple Leaf Family
CHECK OUT OUR STORE
Are you in the Northern Indiana area? We created our Duck, Down & Above retail store located at our headquarters in Leesburg so you can easily shop our whole duck product line in person along with our sister brands.
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