The key performance indicators for monitoring and reporting our performance, and our plans for 2020, are summarised below.

Food quality and security

What we do

Advancing genetic improvement in food-producing animals, through technology and innovation

Highlights in the year

  • Drove further genetic improvement in both porcine and bovine species
  • Continued our work to combat PRRSv in pigs and signed a major collaboration agreement in China
  • Increased the availability of Sexcel in target markets around the world

What we plan to do next

  • Continue driving porcine and bovine genetic improvement and rapidly disseminate the genetics to customers globally
  • Continue responsible development of gene editing technology, to aid disease eradication and animal wellbeing

Animal well-being

What we do

Continuously improve animal welfare practices across our business worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS IN THE YEAR

  • Continued to invest in PIC and ABS animal housing facilities
  • Continued aligning standard operating procedures across the PIC supply chain
  • Maintained our focus on reducing bovine stress, to improve maternal health

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO NEXT

  • Ensure employees with animal care responsibilities are routinely trained on current animal care standards
  • Continue investment in animal housing facilities
  • Keep reviewing and updating animal care standards and operating procedures, to maintain alignment with best practice
  • Educate the industry on how Sexcel can significantly increase unassisted birthing of calves

Environment

What we do

Ensuring Genus is a proper steward of all environmental resources

Highlights in the year

  • Audited 80.3% of PIC-owned production sites
  • Improved feed efficiency by 0.02 kg of feed per kg of pork
  • Completed roll-out of eco-friendly porcine semen packaging solution in Mexico

What we plan to do next

  • Maintain scope and measures of PIC audits on owned production, including 80% of owned sites
  • Improve feed efficiency by 0.02 kg of feed per kg of pork per annum
  • Continue to evolve beef genetics that improve feed efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Explore opportunities for wider deployment of renewable energy solutions across ABS and PIC sites
  • Work to address nutrient management challenges by exploring technological innovations
  • Work to minimize packaging waste across genetic dissemination devices in global distribution channels

Health and Safety

What we do

Ensure a safe working environment for our colleagues

Highlights in the year

  • Vehicle incidents rose slightly by 2%
  • Recordable incidents dropped by 7%, although the proportion of animal-related injuries rose by 4%

What we plan to do next

  • Reduce occupational road risk year?on-year
  • Continue to reduce recordable injuries

Community

What we do

Proactively engage in communities where Genus operates

Highlights in the year

  • Recruited 146 staff into our PIC and ABS production sites
  • Enhanced our range of placement and employment opportunities for students and apprentices

What we plan to do next

  • Continue to respond to local community crises, recruit into local farms and encourage support for charities close to the local businesses and aligned with our mission

Governance

Our commitment to operating responsibly is ingrained within our company and overseen by the Board.

We have created a dedicated committee that reports to the Genus Executive Leadership Team (‘GELT’) on progress, performance and future plans. We have also established a sub-committee that focuses on animal well-being.

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee defines our strategy, reviews our policies and practices, monitors external developments and advises the GELT and the Audit & Risk Committee. It recommends annual goals and initiatives, and identifies the key performance indicators for monitoring and reporting our performance.

Organisation

The Committee comprises senior leaders who lead different aspects of the Corporate Responsibility programme; they meet quarterly to set objectives and review progress.

Committee members

DAN HARTLEY (CHAIR OF COMMITTEE)

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Genus plc

Chair, Responsible for corporate responsibility delivery and compliance

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VAUGHN WALTON (SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE)

Deputy Company Secretary, Genus plc

Secretary and corporate compliance

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ANGELLE ROSATA

Group HR Director, Genus Plc

Leads on H&S aspects, community and people

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IHAB AHMED

Head of Internal Audit, Genus plc

Responsible for integrity and risk mitigation

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DR JER GEIGER, DVM, MS

Health Assurance Veterinarian, Genus PIC

Responsible for animal well-being and bio-security for PIC Americas

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MARK LANE

Global Health & Safety Director, Genus plc

Responsible for global H&S

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DR ANGEL MANABAT

Regional Technical Services and Health Assurance Director, Genus PIC

Responsible for animal well-being and environment for PIC Asia

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DR JAMES MERONEK, DVM, MPH

Head of Global Health Assurance, Genus ABS

Responsible for animal well-being and bio-security for ABS globally

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NICK MCCULLEY

Global Supply Chain Director, Genus PIC

Leads the global production of PIC, responsible for H&S implementation, environment and animal well-being

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MARK SMITH

EMEA Beef Director, Genus ABS

Deeply knowledgeable about global production, Mark leads our ABS Beef business in Europe.

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Sub-committee on animal well-being

This group focuses on animal well-being and also meets quarterly. It maintains an overview of the Company’s commitment to animal well-being and welfare, the well-being principles involved and the policies and activities developed to deliver these principles in practice.

Sub-committee members

DR. Bill Christianson (Chair of Committee)

Chief Operating Officer, Genus PIC

DR.?Jim Meronek

Global Head of Health Assurance, Genus ABS

Nick McCulley

Global Supply Chain Director, Genus PIC

Mark Smith

EMEA Beef Director, Genus ABS
Steve Smith
Global Supply Chain Director, Genus ABS

DR.?Dan Tucker

Global Health Assurance Advisor, Genus PIC

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