Smithfield recognized with environmental awards

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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SMITHFIELD, Va. – Several Smithfield Foods United States facilities achieved a total of 49 awards this year from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) for their environmental achievements. Smithfield employees received the awards during NAMI's recently held annual Environmental Achievement and Recognition Awards program in Atlanta, Ga.

The NAMI Environmental Achievement Awards are presented to member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and successfully implementing an innovative plant upgrade or environmental program. To qualify for an award, all participants must submit supporting data on natural resources, financial or other metrics to document their submissions. Four tiers of achievement and recognition awards exist.
Smithfield's award recipients include:
Achievement Award Winners
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, OUTREACH AND TRAINING
First Place Smithfield Farmland Lincoln, Neb.
Second Place Patrick Cudahy LLC Cudahy, Wis.
Third Place Smithfield Farmland Smithfield, Va.

POLLUTION PREVENTION
First Place Saratoga Food Specialties Bolingbrook, Ill.
Second Place Circle Four Farms Milford, Utah
Third Place John Morrell Food Group Springfield, Mass.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION
Second Place Circle Four Farms Milford, Utah
Second Place Smithfield Farmland Milan, Mo.

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
First Place Premium Pet Health LLC Denver, Colo.
Second Place Circle Four Farms Milford, Utah

"All of our Smithfield Foods companies take their environmental responsibilities very seriously, and it's gratifying to see that the hard work and dedication of our employees is recognized through these awards," said Dennis Treacy, Smithfield's executive vice president and chief sustainability officer.

Click here for the list of facilities and their awards.

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