Good Food, Responsibly, Means a Commitment to Diversity

Smithfield1 understands that its customers, employees, and suppliers are critical to its success as a global food company. Smithfield is committed to partnering with customers, employees, and suppliers of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations, and to conduct our business in an ethical and inclusive way. Our global perspective and commitment to inclusion are central to our mission to produce good food, responsibly, and ultimately maximize shareholder value.


Smithfield is always seeking new markets for its products. We continually strive to reach out to a diverse customer base and produce good food that will be enjoyed by families across the globe. Our new initiatives include product development, marketing and advertising with diverse media outlets, sponsorships, and forming successful partnerships with key influencers.


Smithfield is committed to attracting, training, and maintaining a diverse workforce that is reflective of the marketplace. We strive to implement a company culture that is inclusive, positive, and performance-oriented. Having a diverse workforce allows us to benefit from a variety of perspectives and strengthens our global competitiveness. Explore the many opportunities available across our family of companies.

Visit our Career Opportunities page for our most recent employment information. 


We believe that being an active and sustaining partner in the communities in which we operate is not only good business, but also our role as a responsible corporate citizen. Some examples of our activities include:

  • College scholarships for the children and grandchildren of our employees, in partnership with numerous colleges and universities in the United States, including several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Our Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, through which we partner with Feeding America and local food banks to feed families in need.
  • Partnerships with organizations to support young students in the educational quest for careers in the agriculture industry.

1 All references to “Smithfield,” “we,” “us,” and “our” are terms of convenience used to refer collectively to Smithfield and all of its subsidiaries. Similarly, the terms “division” and “business unit” may be used to refer to one or more subsidiaries, which are independent operating companies.