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NAMI Recognizes Smithfield Foods' Facilities for Environmental and Safety Achievements

Submitted by: Smithfield Foods

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Environment

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 – 09:30 AM EST

 

SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb. 23 /CSRwire/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today that the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) recognized 43 of the company's U.S. facilities and hog operations for environmental achievements, as well as 24 company locations for workplace safety accomplishments. NAMI, the oldest and largest trade association representing meat packers and processors, presented the awards earlier this week at its Worker Safety and Environmental Recognition Awards program in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Environmental stewardship and workplace safety are core pillars of our industry-leading sustainability program," said Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "Protecting the employees we call family and the local communities we call home is essential to delivering on our promise to produce good food in a responsible way."

The NAMI Environmental Awards program recognizes companies that go beyond compliance by developing and implementing innovative environmental programs. It is a four-tiered program beginning with simple environmental compliance policies in Tier 1 and culminating with the more complex ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as Tier 4.

The NAMI Worker Safety Recognition Awards recognizes facilities for achieving high levels of safety performance as well as implementation of various key components of an effective safety and health program, specifically injury and illness reduction efforts. The National Safety Council determines facilities' recognition level by analyzing both the Total Recordable Cases rate and the rate for Cases With Days Away from Work, Job Transfer, or Restriction (DART).

The award-winning facilities are listed below:

Environmental Award Winners

TIER 4

  • Algona, IA
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Burgaw, NC (American Skin Food Group)
  • Carroll, IA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Clinton, NC (Smithfield Duplin Marketing Company, LLC)
  • Crete, NE
  • Cudahy, WI
  • Denver, CO
  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • Grayson, KY
  • Junction City, KS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Kinston, NC
  • Laurinburg, NC
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Mason City, IA
  • Middlesboro, KY
  • Milan, MO
  • Monmouth, IL
  • Omaha, NE
  • Orange City, IA
  • Peru, IN
  • Princeton, MO
  • Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • Rose Hill, NC
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Jose, CA
  • Sioux Center, IA
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Smithfield, VA (pork processing and packaged meats)
  • Smithfield, VA (Premium Pet Health)
  • Springfield, MA
  • St. Charles, IL
  • St. James, MN
  • Toano, VA
  • Warsaw, NC
  • Waverly, VA
  • Wichita, KS
  • Wilson, NC
  • Yuma, CO

Environmental Award Winners

TIER 2

  • Greenfield, IN

Worker Safety Award Winners

Award of Honor

  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Charlotte, NC (Stefano Foods)
  • Rose Hill, NC (Hog Production Division)
  • Rose Hill, NC (Smithfield Premium Genetics)
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Wilson, NC
  • Warsaw, NC (Hog Production Division)

Worker Safety Award Winners

Award of Merit

  • Algona, IA (Hog Production Division)
  • Clinton, NC (Hog Production Division)
  • Grayson, KY
  • Junction City, KS
  • Milan, MO
  • Milford, UT (Hog Production Division)
  • Omaha, NE
  • Orange City, IA
  • Peru, IN
  • Princeton, MO (Hog Production Division)
  • San Jose, CA
  • Springfield, MA
  • St. Charles, IL
  • Tar Heel, NC
  • Warsaw, NC (Hog Production Division)
  • Wichita, KS

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan's Famous, Farmland, Armour, Farmer John, Kretschmar, John Morrell, Cook's, Gwaltney, Carando, Margherita, Curly's, Healthy Ones, Morliny, Krakus and Berlinki. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

For more information, please contact:

Diana Souder Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Phone: (757) 357-1675

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