Sustainable in
Every Way

For more than 70 years, Lamb Weston has produced one of the world’s favorite foods—french fries and other frozen potato products—for restaurants and consumers the world over. We’ve succeeded by staying true to our Pacific Northwest roots. From working with farmers to help them grow potatoes responsibly, to conserving energy and water in our production facilities, to taking care of our employees, we’ve built a business that is sustainable in every way.

Lamb Weston is proud to share more about the actions we’re taking and accomplishments we’ve made in our inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. This report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option. We are also reporting to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Processed Foods Standard.

How We Make a Favorite Food,

Our sustainability approach consists of four main focus areas, which reflect the steps in our value chain.

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Make a positive
impact by meeting
the needs of our
customers, consumers,
employees, and

Ensure the safety of all who
come into contact with our products
and our business, whether the
employees in our facilities
or the consumers who
eat our fries.

Share sustainable
agricultural practices
with our network of
growers and employ
best practices on
our own farm.

Continually look
for ways to turn potatoes
into fries more sustainably—
including operating efficiently
and responsibly sourcing
all inputs.

Progress Toward Our Goals

Lamb Weston is working to use less energy and water, create less waste, and responsibly source packaging and other materials. We have been gathering data on our environmental performance since 2011, and set internal goals in 2016, when Lamb Weston became a public company.

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Water Use Intensity

Reduce the water used
to make our products by
10% per pound produced

Water Use Intensity
Progress to Date
4.7% reduction
since 2011

Waste Diversion Rate

Send zero waste
to landfill

Waste Diversion Rate
Progress to Date
89% of waste diverted
in FY2019

Energy Use Intensity

Reduce the energy used to make our products by 10% per pound produced

Energy Use Intensity
Progress to Date
4.4% reduction
since 2011

Responsible Sourcing

Work with our partners to ensure responsible sourcing and long-term access to ingredients, materials and services needed to make, store and deliver our products

Responsible Sourcing Progress to Date
Working with our partners
to improve sourcing practices for potatoes, oil and packaging


Develop packaging specifications that protect product integrity through the supply chain and minimize environmental impacts, while remaining fiscally responsible

Packaging Progress to Date
Tite-Pak® recyclable bags
are an example