Viterra named one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens
June 8, 2012, Calgary, AB - Viterra Inc. announced that it has been ranked 25th among the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights, marking the company's achievements in sustainability and social responsibility.
Corporate Knights is a media, research and financial products company focused on quantifying and encouraging responsible business practices. The ranking is determined using a list of measures evaluating performance in areas such as environmental and social responsibility, governance and transparency, financial metrics and diversity in corporate leadership.
"We are extremely proud to be ranked among the top corporate citizens in Canada this year," said Mayo Schmidt, President and CEO of Viterra. "Acting responsibly and respectfully in every aspect of our operations and making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate is our priority. This distinction reflects the commitment made by our employees to uphold our values."
Guided by core values and bolstered by strong policies and programming, Viterra is proud of its sustainability and social responsibility efforts and achievements, which are most notable in the areas of corporate governance, health & safety, food safety & quality, environmental responsibility and community investment.
Viterra provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agri-business has operations across Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and China, as well as a growing international presence that extends to offices in Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Germany, Spain and India. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Viterra operates three distinct business segments: Grain Handling and Marketing, Agri-Products and Processing. Viterra's expertise, close relationships with producers and superior logistical assets allow the Company to consistently meet the needs of discerning end-use customers, helping to fulfill nutritional needs around the world.