Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the world’s largest pizza company, understands that there would be no pizza to deliver without farmers and young people pursuing careers in agriculture. In recognition of its support of the agriculture industry, Domino’s announces the start of a new five-year, $1.5 million commitment to the National FFA Organization.
The commitment, which begins this year and will continue through 2026, will fund agricultural experience scholarships, college scholarships, sustainable agriculture education resources, and other sustainable agriculture initiatives. Education resources related to sustainability will include lesson sets and training for educators and learning modules for students. Content will cover topics such as climate change, water conservation, soil health, waste management and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“The work done by the FFA National Organization makes a significant difference to its members, and its impact goes beyond students, as the agriculture industry touches nearly every industry and every neighborhood,” said Jenny Fouracre-Petko. , spokesperson for Domino. “We know that without the farmers, we wouldn’t have pizza to serve. Supporting the future of the agriculture industry is a key part of Domino’s stewardship strategy.
In December 2021, Domino’s released its first stewardship report announcing its decision to set and meet science-based targets to improve its environmental footprint and committing to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Domino’s believes advancements in agriculture will be key to achieving these targets ambitious and critical.
“Domino’s is focused on promoting the long-term resilience of farmers through its relationships with groups like the Alliance for Dairy Sustainability and, of course, FFA. We can’t wait to see what the next five years will look like, not just for Domino’s and FFA, but for the agricultural industry as a whole,” said Fouracre-Petko.
Domino’s has supported the national FFA organization since 2017, when it began a five-year, $1 million commitment. Learn more about the first five years of the partnership between Domino’s and FFA here.
About Domino’s Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the world’s largest pizza company, with a significant pizza delivery and delivery business. It ranks among the world’s leading public restaurant brands with a global business of more than 18,800 stores in more than 90 markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly $17.8 billion in 2021, including more than $8.6 billion in the United States and more than $9.1 billion internationally. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Domino’s had global retail sales of over $5.5 billion, including over $2.6 billion in the United States and nearly $2.9 billion internationally. . Its system is made up of independent franchisees who accounted for 98% of Domino’s stores at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021. A focus on technological innovation helped Domino’s achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2021 at from digital channels. In the US, Domino’s generated more than 75% of US retail sales in 2021 through digital channels and has developed several innovative ordering platforms, including those for Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, Twitter and more again. In 2019, Domino’s announced a partnership with Nuro to further explore and test self-driving pizza delivery. In mid-2020, Domino’s launched a new way to order contactless orders nationwide – through Domino’s Carside Delivery®, which customers can choose when placing a prepaid online order.
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About the FFA National Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national, school-based youth leadership development organization with more than 735,000 student members through 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FFA’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and professional success through agricultural education. To learn more, visit the FFA National Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.