WASHINGTON — Ten meat and poultry plants have won Environmental Achievement Awards, sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF). Member companies that have exceeded environmental compliance by designing and successfully implementing an innovative plant upgrade, environmental program or outreach initiative are the recipients of these biennial awards.
Four categories and numerous winners make up this year’s roster:
- Advances in Environmental Technology – First Place: Indiana Packers Corporation, Delphi, Ind.; Second Place: Keystone Foods LLC-Equity Group Eufaula Division, Bakerhill, Ala.
- Environmental Outreach to the Public – First Place: Smithfield Packing Co. Inc., Smithfield, Va.; Second Place: Patrick Cudahy Inc., Cudahy, Wis.; and Premium Pet Health, Denver, Colo.
- Pollution Prevention – First Place: Smithfield Packing Co. Inc., Smithfield, Va.; Second Place: JBS Green Bay Inc., Green Bay, Wis. and JBS Greeley Inc., Greeley, Colo.
- Resource Conservation – First Place: Progressive Processing Inc., Dubuque, Iowa; and Second Place: John Morrell & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
On March 9, award winners will be recognized during AMIF’s 2011 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. Indiana Packers Corporation and John Morrell & Co. will also share their success stories during the conference.