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Worker Health and Safety

Keeping Our Employees Safe and Healthy

The health and safety of our employees is a top priority, and we are continuously working to improve safety performance across all of our locations. Our global health and safety program team and our safety engagement culture drive continuous improvements companywide, helping to strengthen our best-in-class worker safety record.


 

Worker Health & Safety

At Smithfield, we’re not just producing good food – we’re taking good care of our people. As an industry leader in producing wholesome, safe and affordable food, we also lead the industry in occupational safety and worker health. 

Our Goals And Targets

Our Worker Health and Safety Goal: Maintain low employee injury rates.
Obtain ISO 45001 Health and Safety certification at all facilities globally by 2025.
On Track
Continue to maintain employee health and safety with incident rates below global industry averages.
On Track
Increase safety engagement to 50% or more of front-line employees globally by 2025.
On Track
Score at least 90% on Smithfield Injury System (SIPS) audits at all locations globally by 2025.
On Track
"Safety is in every aspect and every part of the locations that we’re in. Whether you work in an office or whether you work on a production floor… we have safety programs to make sure that our employees stay safe."
- Jason Aseniero, Vice President of Human Resources and Manufacturing Excellence

Our Approach to Worker Health & Safety

Our Approach to Worker Health & Safety
Our global health and safety program team and safety engagement culture drive continuous health and safety improvements across our company, helping keep our workers healthy and safe. 

Ensuring Team Member Safety
We maintain strict compliance with our global health and safety program, SIPS, which is designed to drive health and safety improvements across our company with the new goal of aligning the companywide program with the ISO 45001 certification. SIPS builds on the success of our Employee Injury Prevention Management System (EIPMS) established in 2007, which resulted in our safety record improving substantially over the years. Our rates are consistently better than competitors and, for many years, better than general industry rates. 

The success of our health and safety programs is underpinned by our safety engagement culture.


Worker Health and Safety Policy Statement

Smithfield recognizes our workers as our greatest asset, and we firmly believe the health and safety of every individual working or visiting one of our locations is our responsibility. View our full Health and Safety Policy.

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