We're honored that others notice our efforts
Smithfield is proud to receive awards and other forms of recognition from leading companies and organizations for our commitment to excellence and sustainability. Here are just a few.
WORLD SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS
Steve Evans, vice president of community development, was recognized with World Sustainability Awards' Future Leader Award recognizing "an individual to watch for the future – a high performer passionate about environment and social justice who is set to have a lasting impact on sustainability, whether as a future CSO or leader elsewhere in the business."
Smithfield Foods was also recognized as a finalist for its work in developing renewable energy and embedding diversity and inclusion into its business model.
LINKEDIN’S 2022 TOP COMPANIES, CONSUMER GOODS
Smithfield was named to LinkedIn’s Top Companies: Industry Edition list ranking top workplaces for professionals to grow their careers in nine U.S. industries: financial services, health care, media & entertainment, marketing & advertising, retail, consumer goods, real estate, travel & hospitality and technology & information. LinkedIn’s methodology assesses data driving insight into company attributes including professionals’ ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity and educational background. The platform’s Top Companies: Industry Edition list is designed to celebrate people and companies with more than 500 employees making an impact in the professional world.
AMERICAN BEST IN BUSINESS (“GLOBEE”) AWARDS, VIDEO OF THE YAMERICAN BEST IN BUSINESS (“GLOBEE”) AWARDS, VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Smithfield received a GLOBEE Award for Video of the Year from the American Best in Business Awards for a documentary it produced highlighting the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in American agriculture. The company’s Martin family documentary outlines the genesis of the new program from the perspective of the Martins, contract hog farmers for Smithfield based in Wayne County, N.C. The contract-grower program is part of the company’s $15 million commitment to further diversity, equity and inclusion in food manufacturing, agriculture and education through its Unity & Action program.
AMERICAN BEST IN BUSINESS (“GLOBEE”) AWARDS, MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Smithfield received a GLOBEE Award for Manufacturing Company of the Year from the American Best in Business Awards for its industry leading carbon reduction efforts. Smithfield became the first major protein company to adopt a far-reaching GHG emissions reduction goal across its value chain in 2016 – 25% by 2025. The company has since pledged to reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across its U.S. value chain by 2030 and became the first major protein company to target becoming carbon negative in its U.S. company-owned operations by 2030.
American Business (“Stevie”) Awards, Manufacturing Company of the Year
Smithfield received a Silver Stevie Award for Manufacturing Company of the Year from the American Business Awards for 2020 efforts to ensure stability in the global food supply; keep employees healthy and safe; progress toward leading commitments to reduce the environmental impact of its operations; and invest in diversity, equity and inclusion.
2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Smithfield Foods was awarded 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), for projects furthering sustainability across the company’s value chain and industry. The recognition is in two categories: Sustainability and Circular Economy and Operational Excellence.
A complete list of 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Award recipients is available here.
SEAL Sustainability Award
Smithfield Foods received a 2021 Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership (SEAL) Award in the Environmental Initiative category for demonstrating ESG leadership and innovation in its distribution operations.
Forbes' List of America's Best Employers for Veterans
Smithfield Foods has been recognized for a second consecutive year on Forbes' list of America's Best Employers for Veterans. The 2021 list, presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., is based on an independent survey completed by over 5,000 U.S. veterans working for companies who employ at least 1,000 people in the United States.
2021 “BEST FOR VETS” RANKING
WORLD SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS
Smithfield is honored to be the winner of the World Sustainability Awards’ (WSA) prestigious “Profit with a Purpose” award for aligning sustainability and profitability through its innovative renewable natural gas (RNG) programs that reduce carbon emissions across the U.S. by converting methane from hog manure into clean energy for consumers while presenting new revenue opportunities for family farmers.
In addition to the “Profit with a Purpose” award, Smithfield received a “Highly Commendable” honorable mention in the WSA’s ‘External Partnership’ category for our collaboration with a leading environmental organization to assist farmers in our supply chain with implementing sustainable farming practices.
Business Intelligence Group Finalist for Sustainability Leadership
Business Intelligence Group named Smithfield Foods a 2021 Sustainability Award finalist for leadership demonstrated through the Smithfield Renewables program.
The outlet’s Sustainability Awards honor companies who have made sustainability an integral part of their business. View the full list of 2021 Sustainability Award finalists.
TeamMates Community Partner of the YEar
Smithfield has been announced as TeamMates' 2020-21 Community Partner of the Year for our partnership in Crete, Nebraska. TeamMates serves middle and high school students through mentor-student relationships that encourage students to discover and build upon their individual strengths and talents. Smithfield has sponsored the program since 2011 and several employees volunteer as mentors.
Named to Selling Power's 2021 "50 Best Companies to Sell for"
Selling Power, a leading sales publication, has Smithfield 27th on its list of “50 Best Companies to Sell For” after an extensive evaluation process that assessed compensation and benefits packages, sales culture, onboarding practices, sales enablement strategies and training processes and its COVID-19 response.
Read the complete list of Best Companies to Sell For.