Chicken Council Releases Sustainability Report

Dan Poultry


The National Chicken Council (NCC) has released its inaugural sustainability report, which provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. chickens raised for meat, and the industry’s collective progress in its environmental, broiler welfare and social impact journey, as well as efforts to build a more sustainable food system.

The 2020 U.S. Broiler Chicken Industry Sustainability Report was submitted to the Scientific Group of the U.N. Food Systems Summit 2021, ahead of the U.N. Food Systems Summit to be held later this month.

The report addresses six essential industry topics, including air, land and water, broiler health and welfare, employee safety and well-being, food and consumer safety, community support and security, employee safety and well-being.


The report finds that between 2010 and 2020, land use decreased 13 percent, greenhouse gas emissions fell 18 percent, and water consumption declined 13 percent.

In addition to environmental data, the report highlights the voices and stories of NCC members, chicken farmers and industry stakeholders, to demonstrate their unique sustainability successes and commitments.

To see the report click here.