People, Family & Community Involvement

Being a responsible, ethical company is integrally connected with our core values, missions and business strategies.
As a company with worldwide sales, we strive to provide the finest product possible – without losing focus on our communities, workplaces, stakeholders, or the environments in which we do business.
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Improved 8% in Greenhouse Gas Emission Profile (GHG) Scopes 1 & 2 – from FYE 2018 to FYE 2020
94+% of corn purchased locally infographic
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Safety is our number one core value. Peco is committed to the health and safety of all our team members, contractors, customers and community. Through continuous improvement, Peco is working to become the best in industry for safety.
20% improvement in TIR (Total Incident Rate) from FYE 2018 to FYE 2020
14% improvement in DART (Days Away, Restricted or Transferred) from FYE 2018 to FYE 2020

Community Involvement

At Peco, our Communities are who we are and what we are. We strive to undertake philanthropic projects which we feel best impact the communities where we work and where our employees live.

In reaching out to our communities, Peco:
  • Provides aid to victims of natural disasters, scholarships for employees, growers and descendants, and grants funds to charitable organizations through the establishment of The John Herman Hickman Foundation.
  • Supports organizations such as Relay for Life, Rotary Clubs, local Food Banks, and local 4-H Clubs.
  • Partners with local schools and colleges to provide learning opportunities, improve technical knowledge of growers, provide best practices for energy efficient standards, share agricultural principles and help support the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Partners with local EMS groups to utilize our facilities for training and education events.
  • Supports local schools and recreational clubs through ads, sponsorships, and donations.
  • Is committed to maintaining and upgrading our facilities to promote positive views and feelings of stewardship in our communities and workforce.
Corporate Office
  • Member of West Alabama Chamber of Commerce
  • Donates to West Alabama Food Bank
  • The John Herman Hickman Foundation
  • Tinsel Trail Sponsor / Participant
  • Serves on Independence County Farm Family Committee
  • Community Enrichment Organizations Meeting – helping local people
  • Supports local Boy Scout Troop
  • Literacy Project
  • Volunteerism by management – Pet Partners
  • Weekly leadership / business training with hourly employees
  • Friday meal proceeds directed to people diagnosed with cancer or losses from fires
Bay Springs
  • Bay Fest
  • Relay for Life
  • Rotary Club
  • Mississippi Food Network Donations
  • Teaching Classes at schools and colleges
  • Rotary Club
  • Supports local schools
  • Relay for Life
  • High School Band
  • Gordo 4H Club
  • Gordo Veterans Day Program
  • Mule Day / Chicken Fest Gordo
  • Teaching Classes at schools and colleges
  • School Backpack Program – Children at Christmas – Meals
  • Local FFA / 4H Programs
  • DARE – Police Department
  • Shop with a Cop – Christmas Police Department program
  • Peco Foods Relays
  • Teaching Classes at schools and colleges
Philadelphia / Canton
  • Supports local community schools
  • Mississippi Food Network Donations
  • Relay for Life
  • Supports Agricultural Education Class in Leake County
  • Mississippi Food Network Donations
  • Teaching Classes at schools and colleges

Batesville, AR: Flood-Bound Chickens Receive Feed Air Delivery

  • Batesville, AR flooding
  • filling feed into bags
  • feed bags loaded onto trailer
  • connecting feed bag to helicopter
  • air delivery of feed bag