We operate sustainably and support our customers to do the same. We care about the environmental issues affecting our industry and the planet.

Our impact

Reduce emissions by 40%: We’re on track to reduce FCC greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 through monitoring office energy, air and vehicle travel, and paper consumption.

Understanding climate-related risks: In 2022, FCC published its first set of Climate-Related Disclosures based on the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) standards.

Help in difficult times: When unforeseen events happened, like environmental incidents, FCC provided 1,115 customers with assistance through support programs.

Giving back: Through the FCC AgriSpirit Fund, 57% of funded projects were related to energy efficiency, sustainable food practices and avoiding food waste in rural communities.

From printing to planting: Since joining the PrintReleaf program in 2019, FCC has offset paper consumption by reforesting 1,231 trees in global reforestation projects.

Our progress

Supporting our customers' sustainability journeys

FCC is committed to supporting our customers’ climate resilience. We understand agriculture plays an important role in addressing ecosystem challenges and its components, such as biodiversity, air quality, land usage and water protection. We believe that innovative producers are key to growing a more sustainable agriculture. Within our climate strategy, we’re exploring how FCC can provide sustainability and environmental-focused financing, knowledge and tools for our customers.

Sustainability Incentive Program

In May 2022, FCC launched a Sustainability Incentive Program designed for producers to move toward sustainable practices. We’re working with the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) and their approved certification bodies – Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+), Where Food Comes From Inc. and Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program. Our CRSB partnership is an exciting avenue for our customers, and we look forward to exploring sustainability incentives for more agriculture sectors. Learn more about the program.

Operational carbon footprint

FCC has been measuring its operational carbon footprint for several years. Our current 2025 target, set in 2017-18, is to reduce FCC greenhouse gas emissions by 40% (established from a 2012 baseline). By reducing emissions by 307 tonnes of CO2e every year from 2017 to 2025, we’re on track to meet this target.

We recognize that climate change and transitioning to a lower emissions economy will bring opportunities and risks to the Canadian agriculture and food industry. As a first step, we’ve released our first set of Climate-Related Disclosures based on the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) standard. The disclosure shares information about the current state and future steps to ensure FCC effectively manages climate risk for our operations and customers and identifies opportunities to support customers on their sustainability journey. Learn more about the work we’re doing in our FCC Climate-Related Disclosures.