OMAHA, NEBRASKA, US — In line with new sustainability goals and strategy, Scoular has selected its first director of sustainability, Joshua Mellinger.
He will lead Scoular’s corporate sustainability program and work with the company’s business units to create customized sustainability solutions for its grain, feed and food customers worldwide, as well as its farmer-producer partners.
“Josh possesses deep experience creating and executing sustainability programs in the agriculture and food industries,” said Megan Belcher, senior vice president and general counsel for Scoular. “I am thrilled he is leading Scoular’s efforts to innovatively grow sustainability practices that will create a positive impact on our planet.”
Mellinger has more than 15 years of sustainability and supply chain experience working with large corporations. He joins Scoular after 10 years at Deloitte Consulting in Houston, Texas, US, where he most recently was head of sustainability, climate change, and fresh supply chain.
He graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in information systems and decision sciences and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
In December 2020, Scoular unveiled a five-year sustainability strategy to create a positive impact on the agricultural industry and provide sustainable solutions.
The strategy encompasses five pillars, each tied to milestones and measurable goals Scoular will work to achieve by 2025, including:
- Reducing the carbon footprint
- Fostering responsible marine sourcing
- Engaging in its communities
- Promoting diversity and inclusion
- Upholding workplace health and safety
Privately-owned Scoular is a 128-year-old company with more than 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia. The company buys, sells, stores, handles and processes grain and ingredients as well as manage transportation and logistics. It is the 11th largest grain company in the United States, as measured by grain-storage capacity. According to the 2021 Grain & Milling Annual published by Sosland Publishing Co., Scoular has 131 million bushels of storage capacity in the United States.