USA-  Nebraska-based global agribusiness Scoular has hired a group of five industry professionals to lead the company’s corporate and customer sustainability initiatives. 

According to the company, the new team will drive Scoular’s sustainability goals and work with the company’s businesses to provide sustainability solutions for Scoular’s global grain, feed, and food customers, as well as its producers. 

Joining the company are Kate Pitschka, Beth Stebbins, Dan Harr, Lauren Rogers, and Amy Wiechmann. 

Mr. Harr, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) manager, joined Scoular in September 2022 from Mutual of Omaha, where he worked as a DEI specialist and employee resource group manager. 

Ms. Pitschka, the corporate sustainability manager, joined Scoular in January from Conagra Brands, where she worked as the director of supply chain sustainability. 

Ms. Stebbins, customer sustainability manager, joined Scoular in January from Grain Millers, where she most recently worked as a sustainability manager. 

Ms. Rogers, a sustainability analyst, joined Scoular in January from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, where she worked as a sustainability specialist, focusing on business waste diversion programs. 

Ms. Wiechmann, community engagement manager, joins Scoular with over 10 years of experience in marketing for international consumer-focused companies.

The company revealed that Brian Ellis, a member of Scoular’s producer strategy team and has extensive experience working in regenerative ag with producers, will work closely with the new sustainability team.

Scoular’s team possesses expertise and experience in creating innovative sustainability solutions,” said Jennifer Deitloff, vice president, senior associate general counsel, chief diversity officer, and leader of Scoular’s sustainability efforts. “Our company, customers, and partners will benefit from their knowledge and passion.”

In 2020, Scoular released a five-year sustainability strategy that features five pillars, or areas of focus: Reducing the carbon footprint; Fostering responsible marine sourcing; Engaging in communities; Promoting diversity and inclusion; and Upholding workplace health and safety. The new team of five will help advance this strategy, according to the company.

In line with the need to attain sustainability, In May this year, Scoular acquired Northwest Farm Food Cooperative’s frozen fish processing facility in Burlington, Washington to ensure sustainability in the production of pet food by upcycling fish trimmings and processing them into frozen fish ingredients for pet food manufacturers.

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