Smithfield Foods

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. The company’s 63,000 team members are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®️” and have made Smithfield one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®️, Eckrich®️ and Nathan’s Famous®️, among many others.

“Our aggressive sustainability goals and programs are the foundation of how we carry out our commitment to produce “Good food. Responsibly.®️” with respect for our people, animals, communities and planet,” says Stewart Leeth, Chief Sustainability Officer at Smithfield Foods.

Smithfield has pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including its industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in its U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across its entire U.S. value chain by 2030. The company believes in the power of protein to end food insecurity and has donated hundreds of millions of food servings to the communities where they operate.

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We’re excited to be members of the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance and to accelerate progress toward our leading goals, including our pledge to achieve a 75% reduction in waste and certify 75% of our U.S. facilities zero-waste-to-landfill by 2025.

Stewart Leeth, Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods

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