Saturday, September 21, 2019
    

Environment

Ontario pork producers are stewards of the land. This involves preserving ecosystems and resources, such as soil and water, minimizing negative environmental impacts of their activities through the implementation of beneficial agricultural practices. From barn to field operations, pork producers can help to reduce environmental impacts on their farms.

 

Score Legend

The practice is adopted by more than 80% of producers
The practice is adopted by more than 80% of producers
The practice is adopted by between 50% and 79% of producers
The practice is adopted by between 50% and 79% of producers
The practice is adopted by less than 50% of producers
The practice is adopted by less than 50% of producers
The practice is to be tracked
The practice is to be tracked and reported on during the next reporting period

Dimension 3 | Environmental Stewardship

OBJECTIVES
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
SCORE
COMMENTS

Ecosystem & resource
preservation

Number of pork producers who test the soil on their fields for its nutrient content.
The practice is adopted by less than 50% of producers
Given the importance of this metric, it continues to be a key indicator of environmental stewardship.
Number of pork producers who test their herds’ manure for its nutrient content.
The practice is adopted by between 50% and 79% of producers
Additional rigor was applied in evaluating this category in 2018.
Number of pork producers who use water meters to track their water usage.
The practice is adopted by more than 80% of producers
Focus on the importance of water usage tracking will be emphasized to realize essential improvements.
Number of pork producers relying on well water who regularly get an analysis of the water quality.
The practice is adopted by between 50% and 79% of producers
In 2018, Ontario Pork strengthened this KPI by evaluating the frequency of well water analysis.
Number of pork producers who follow legal and/or professional recommendations when applying pesticides based on the frequency at which they are doing it.
The practice is adopted by less than 50% of producers
Maintaining this positive result will continue to be a priority.

 

Life Cycle Assessment Methodology

Life Cycle Assessment Footprint