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At Smithfield Foods, “good” doesn’t stop with our products — it’s in everything we do.
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Good Is What We Do
THE GOOD WE DO IN HUMAN HEALTHSmithfield BioScience converts byproducts from our facilities into essential pharmaceuticals like Heparin. These products enable physicians to treat serious conditions including blood clots, and to save the lives of folks like Clarence.
THE GOOD WE DO FOR SMITHFIELD FAMILIESSince 2002, the Smithfield Scholarship Program has been awarding educational scholarships to the children of our employees to further their education. Students like Sandi, whose father Vincente’s 15 years with Smithfield helped her through four years at Iowa State University as the first in her family ever to go to college.
THE GOOD WE DO IN EQUITABLE AGRICULTURESmithfield Foods has pledged $10 million over the next three years to build a stronger, more inclusive agricultural future by financially and technically supporting America’s minority farmers. This program ensures capital and confidence for folks like Aaron Blackmon, who’s taking over this family farm and taking it into the future.
THE GOOD WE DO IN EDUCATIONSmithfield Foods’ long-standing commitment to scholarships and educational grants totals more than $8.1 million in the United States alone. Those donations go to funding programs like An Achievable Dream, which is leveling the playing field for children in low-income communities. Lashondra’s a testament to this good work, and she’s putting in work of her own to give back.
THE GOOD WE DO IN COMBATING HUNGERAs a global protein company, hunger relief is the cornerstone of Smithfield Foods’ mission and a significant focus of our community efforts. In 2020, we committed to donating 100 million servings of protein through our Helping Hungry Homes initiative by 2025, helping people in need like Megan — who’s now returning the favor.
THE GOOD WE’RE DOING
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NUMBER ONEUS Supplier of Heparin API
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1000'sOf Lives Saved
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20+ YEARSOF THE SMITHFIELD SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR DEPENDENTS
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100%TUITION PAID PROGRAM OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEES
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$7.4 Millionsupporting minority farmers
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6 Farmershelped with ownership
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$8.9 Millionin scholarships given
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1,600scholarships awarded
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25 Millionservings donated in 2022
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200 Millionservings donated by 2025
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Read our Sustainability ReportGet your copy of Smithfield Foods’ 2023 Sustainability Report and learn more about all the good we’re doing with our products, our animals, our workforce, and our communities.READ THE REPORT
Our Sustainability PromiseAt Smithfield Foods, “good” doesn’t stop with our products — it’s in everything we do. Watch the videos below for more on how we’re good stewards of our environment, our animals, our people, and our communities.
Environment
EnvironmentFrom our bold goal to be carbon negative in our U.S. operations by 2030 to our promises to reduce solid waste sent to landfills and water and energy use across our operations, we're not just producing good food — we're doing good for our environment.
Helping Communities
Helping CommunitiesFrom donating 69 million servings of protein to combat food insecurity in 2020 to contributing nearly $10 million to support education, we're not just producing good food — we're doing good work to support our local communities.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity & InclusionFrom our Operational Leadership Program that develops diverse candidates for management positions to our $10 million commitment to supporting minority farmers, we're not just producing good food — we're making good strides toward a more inclusive society.
Animal Care
Animal CareFrom continuously earning top marks in third-party animal welfare performance audits to our stringent biosecurity protocols designed to safeguard our pigs, we're not just producing good food — we're taking good care of our animals.
Food Quality and Safety
Food Quality and SafetyFrom zero product recalls in the United States in 2020 to our robust and routinely reinforced employee food safety program, we're committed to ensuring you not only taste a difference in Smithfield, but that we make one too.
Health & Wellness
Health & WellnessFrom easier-to-read nutrition and ingredients labels on our packaging to harvesting life saving drugs like heparin for use in hospitals, we're not just producing good food — we're making good progress toward a healthier society.
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