Our responsibility as a global protein provider is embodied in our mission, “Good food. Responsibly.” We strive for good in everything we do, and we take our duty seriously. Sustainability has been a Smithfield priority for more than two decades, a legacy memorialized by our first environmental report from 2001. Since then, we have continually operationalized and evolved our approach to create one of the most comprehensive sustainability programs in our industry. Our vertically integrated business model allows for extensive research and investments that address some of the greatest sustainability challenges and opportunities facing our industry. Our principles, values, and operating standards guide us as we strive to include sustainability as part of the equation for every business decision.
Approach to Sustainability
At Smithfield, we take good care of our employees, our animals, the environment and the communities we serve. Our sustainability strategy is informed by our sustainable impact priorities, and grounded in seven pillars, which are organized according to our principles for good.
Animal care: Keep our animals safe, comfortable and healthy
Environment: Shrink our environmental impact and eliminate waste
Food safety and quality: Deliver safe, affordable, high-quality protein to meet the growing global demand
Health and wellness: Promote wellness through improved nutrition and innovations in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other human applications
Helping communities: Address food insecurity, advance education and support the vitality of the places we work and live
Diversity, equity and inclusion: Ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and a culture that respects every employee
Worker health and safety: Keep our employees healthy and safe
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