At Smithfield, sustainability is in our culture.
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Our Sustainability Strategy

For Smithfield, “Good food. Responsibly.®” is more than just our tagline; it’s what we do. Since the beginning of our sustainability program more than two decades ago, our unwavering commitment to continuous improvement has spurred extensive research and investments across our vertically integrated value chain. As a result, we have pioneered efforts addressing some of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing our industry while remaining mindful of the impact our operations have on our communities and planet. 

Our Carbon Reduction Goals

25% by 2025

Reducing GHG emissions across our U.S. value chain 25% by 2025.

30% by 2030

Reducing GHG emissions across our U.S. value chain 30% by 2030.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Targeting to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations by 2030.

Our Approach to Sustainability

Our Sustainability Strategy

At Smithfield, “good” is in everything we do. We provide good jobs. We take good care of our animals. We are good stewards of the environment. We do good in our local communities. “Good” is an integral part of who we are, and it drives our business to make a difference every day.

What distinguishes Smithfield from a lot of other organizations is true action across our company by real people toward our goal — I’m proud of that. Our commitments aren’t just words on a page — they mean something to us and show that our sustainability initiatives benefit Smithfield’s overall financial position.
- Stuart Leeth, Chief Sustainability Officer
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Recent Company News

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