At Wabash Valley, we are committed to doing business in a socially responsible manner that positively impacts our customers, our suppliers, our employees, and our communities. We are ever mindful of the environmental, social, and economic impact across our value chain.
Integral aspects of Wabash Valley’s socially responsible business include:
- Honest and ethical business practices
- Health and safety
- Human rights
- Diversity and inclusion
- Animal welfare
- Responsible sourcing of materials
- Reducing environmental footprint
- Socially and environmentally conscious investments
- Community impact and philanthropy
Below is a summary of key steps Wabash Valley has taken, and will continue to address on an ongoing basis, to make certain we always remain proactive with respect to the items above and operate in a corporately responsible manner.
The health and well-being of our pullets and laying hens are at the very core of our business. We work in partnership with nutrition specialists, feed experts, and veterinary consultants on an ongoing basis to provide the best care for our hens. Further, as a vertically-integrated business, we are able to ensure a healthy environment and well-balanced diets for our hens.
All Wabash Valley laying hens are UEP Animal Care / Cage Free Certified and/or American Humane Cage Free Certified.
Wabash Valley is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility across our operations in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. In addition to complying at all times with Federal, State, and Local statutes and guidelines, our sustainable business practices include:
- Participating member of the United States Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs
- Purchase of grains from family-owned farms across the Midwest to feed our hens
- Egg shells collected and sold to local farmers to improve soil conditions and yields
- Inedible egg products sold to companies who further process it for the pet food industry
- Manure sold as fertilizer for crops
- Wastewater treatment facilities, coupled with plant initiatives to reduce water usage
- Energy-efficient technology, including LED lighting, electric motors with VFDs, etc.
- Recycling initiatives for parts, plant equipment and packaging materials
- Company-owned transportation fleet that is fully compliant with EPA and state requirements for emissions, fuel consumption, and environmental impact
Wabash Valley is committed to growing and developing long-term relationships with diverse businesses. We believe working with minority-owned, veteran and service-disabled veteran owned, women-owned, and Small Business Association (SBA) certified small businesses is key to bringing value and innovation to our customers and communities. We also recognize the wider economic impact of partnering with diverse businesses and supporting their growth.
As example, Wabash Valley is a proud member of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (GLWBC). This organization is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through access to capital assistance programs, business development training, vendor certification, and business-to-business networking, all of which align with Wabash Valley’s values. Our association with GLWBC provides effective business tools and removes barriers that hinder the development of successful, sustainable businesses, and strengthens the community by building collaborative partnerships and leveraging resources to increase equitable business growth opportunities.
Our people and the communities they call home are greatly valued. As a family-owned company, Wabash Valley has an ongoing conscious commitment to the betterment of the communities in which we operate. Contributing to local parks, facilities, schools, youth organizations, and fundraisers are a few of the ways we give back.
Wabash Valley team members are engaged in their communities and volunteer with many local organizations, including serving on the boards of directors for local economic development groups and municipal parks and recreation entities, working with schools, and other community organizations.
You’ll often find Wabash Valley employees on the sidelines coaching youth sports teams!