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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability initiatives

At Post Consumer Brands®, we understand that our actions impact the environment. We believe it is our responsibility to protect our natural resources by minimizing that impact, while still safely making and delivering the products you love.

Making a positive impact on our planet

Our culture promotes continuous improvement and empowers employees to drive positive environmental impact. From our machine operators to our packaging engineers, we are dedicated to making a difference.

Learn more about our environmental sustainability initiatives and discover how we work together at Post Consumer Brands to create a better world for future generations—from field to your kitchen table. It is all rooted in our purpose to make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all.

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100% of Post cereal packaging will be designed to be recycled by 2025

Our commitment to sustainable packaging

Post® cereal packaging will be designed to be recycle-ready by 2025. Ninety percent (90%) of our packaging is recyclable today, thanks to efforts of our packaging experts and research and development team.

We are committed to continuous improvement and evaluating our packaging design and materials to ensure we are doing everything possible to protect the planet. We are proud that our business has defined H2R (How 2 Recycle) labels for 85% of branded products.

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Each year, we donate about 30M bowls of cereal on average to reduce waste

How we are reducing food waste and helping communities

With a purpose focused on food access, reducing food waste is one of our top priorities. We are committed to assessing our waste-to-landfill strategy and ensuring that wholesome, edible food ends up in the hands of those who need it instead of in landfills. In 2022, we diverted 96% of our waste from landfills. We align our efforts with the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy by first focusing on prevention through source reduction. We then prioritize feeding hungry people, feeding animals, industrial uses and finally composting.

We do not stop at diverting waste. We also donate about 30 million bowls of food each year and use raw ingredient food waste in animal feed for local farms at many of our plants. By taking these steps, we are reducing our environmental impact, helping fight hunger and supporting local communities.

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A tree

By 2030, Post will reduce scopes 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 30%.

Saving water, energy and the environment

Responsibly managing our operations is not only important for the future of Post Consumer Brands; it is crucial to ensuring a sustainable tomorrow for everyone.

Learn about our commitments and goals for sustainable operations, our partnerships, employee efforts, and recent progress in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, water usage and more.

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Wheat tassels

USA Rice, our supplier, decreased water use by 52% over the last 25 years.

Ethical and responsible ingredient sourcing

Our commitment to preserving natural resources starts with our grocery product ingredients. We source grains, including wheat, rice and oats, primarily from North America. Most of our commodities come from suppliers committed to sustainable practices like regenerative agriculture.

Water conservation and rice farming

Some of our most iconic breakfast cereals are rice-based, like PEBBLES™ cereal. Our largest rice suppliers are part of a national organization called USA Rice, which has a commitment to sustainability that dates back generations. In the last 35 years, the group has worked with industry partners to reduce water usage by 52% and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 41%. 

Roundtable on sustainable palm oil

Since 2015, Post Consumer Brands has participated in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). We rarely use Palm Oil, but where necessary, we only directly purchase RSPO mass-balanced certified palm oil ingredients.

Eliminating deforestation in our supply chain

Forests are critical to the environment and support the incomes of millions of people. In response to the devastation caused by deforestation, we have adopted a No Deforestation policy and are committed to sourcing 100% of our grocery product ingredients with no deforestation impact.

Our latest environmental sustainability efforts

A bowl of Better Oats Steel Cut Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon topped with pecans and a packet of the product

October 9, 2023

Latest Packaging Trends: Post Consumer Brands Offers Sustainable and Convenient Choices

Learn about the latest trends in cereal packaging at Post Consumer Brands®. We’re prioritizing both sustainability and convenience, bringing you products that are better for the community and your daily life.

Post's cereal manufacturing process reduces water usage

March 3, 2023

Environmental Initiatives Save Water and Increase Efficiency

Post Consumer Brands® manufacturing plants work to optimize water usage by implementing sustainable practices.

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November 10, 2022

Six Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives at Post Making a Positive Impact

Hear about Post®’s latest corporate social responsibility initiatives to protect the environment, give back to local communities and empower our people.

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