Smithfield Foods announced that many of the company’s facilities were recognized for their environmental and worker safety efforts during the American Meat Institute Foundation’s (AMIF) Annual Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment.

Five Smithfield Foods facilities were honored with Environmental Achievement Awards, which are presented to member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and successfully implanting an innovative plant upgrade or environmental program.

Environmental awards won by Smithfield Foods include

Environmental Outreach to the Public

  • First Place: Smithfield Packing Co., Inc. — Smithfield, Virginia
  • Second Place: Patrick Cudahy, Inc. — Cudahy, Wisconsin
  • Second Place: Premium Pet Health — Denver, Colorado

Pollution Prevention

  • First Place: Smithfield Packing Co., Inc. — Smithfield, Virginia

Resource Conservation

  • Second Place: John Morrell & Co. — Cincinnati, Ohio

In addition, AMIF also recognized 33 Smithfield Foods facilities with Environmental Recognition Awards. 

Five Smithfield Foods facilities were recognized with Worker Safety Awards of Honor, which are based on evaluation of each eligible facility’s actual safety performance, as well as its implementation of various key components of an effective safety and health program.

Smithfield Foods’ Worker Safety Award of Honor winners include

  • Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC — Omaha, Nebraska
  • Smithfield Packing Co, Inc. — Clinton, North Carolina
  • Farmland Foods, Inc. — Milan, Missouri
  • Farmland Foods, Inc. — Crete, Nebraska
  • Farmland Foods, Inc. — Denison, Iowa

An additional 23 Smithfield Foods facilities were recognized for outstanding achievements in workplace safety and received Worker Safety Awards

Dennis H. Treacy, Smithfield Foods’ senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer said that the company is proud and honored to have received the awards.

"These awards demonstrate our commitment to constantly evolving our environmental and worker safety programs as part of our overall corporate social responsibility program," Treacy said in a press release.