In its first sustainability and stewardship report, pork processor Seaboard Foods addressed the company’s commitments to quality, customers, employees, community, animal care and environmental stewardship. The 28-page report was released in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the company’s High Plains Bioenergy biodiesel plant

Rod Brenneman, president of Kansas-based Seaboard Foods and High Plains Bioenergy, distributed the first copies of the report to those attending the opening of a 30 million-gallon-per-year biodiesel plant in Guymon, Okla. The new plant is located near Seaboard Foods' pork processing plant and uses pork fat to make biodiesel

Corporate citizenship and sustainable business practices highlighted in the report include:
• Using pork fat to produce biodiesel
• Reducing water use on company-owned farms
• Implementing needle-free vaccination on company farms
• Composting solid waste from sow farms
• Conducting animal welfare audits on company-owned farms
The full report is available online.