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VIDEO | Clean Labels

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People are paying closer attention than ever to what goes into their food. That’s why Smithfield Foods provides clean label options that have easy-to-understand ingredients.

Partners in Purpose: Smithfield Foods Announces Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Initiative

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Smithfield Foods strengthened its commitment to sustainability through a new zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. The company will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 75%, and turn 75% of their facilities into zero-waste-to-landfill operations by 2025. Currently, one quarter of Smithfield Foods' facilities are certified as zero-waste-to-landfill, and reuse or recycle at least 50% of all waste generated.

Smithfield Foods Awarded “Best for Vets” 2019 Employer Ranking

National Publication Recognizes Smithfield For Its Commitment to Providing Veterans with Job Opportunities
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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 31, 2019 — Smithfield Foods, Inc., a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, announced today its recognition by Military Times in the publication’s Best for Vets Employers 2019 rankings. The rankings, awarded during National Military Month, recognize companies for their efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans, and military families.

VIDEO | Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, Staff Veterinarian for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, staff veterinarian for Smithfield Foods. Dr. Battrell has spent over 20 years ensuring that Smithfield’s animals are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Her motto is: "Every pig. Every pen. Every day. Food, water, comfort, care."

Smithfield Foods Announces Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Initiative, Strengthens Commitment to Environmental Sustainability with Release of 2018 Sustainability Report

Company to Eliminate Solid Waste Sent to Landfills at Vast Majority of U.S. Facilities
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Meet some of the Smithfield Foods team members focused on the company’s zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. Smithfield set an ambitious goal to reduce the waste sent to landfills 75% and certify three-quarters of its U.S. facilities as zero-waste-to-landfill by 2025. The company will accomplish this by reusing and recycling materials in its facilities and partnering with companies.

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Meet some of the Smithfield Foods team members focused on the company’s zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. Smithfield set an ambitious goal to reduce the waste sent to landfills 75% and certify three-quarters of its U.S. facilities as zero-waste-to-landfill by 2025. The company will accomplish this by reusing and recycling materials in its facilities and partnering with companies.

Smithfield Foods Showcases Continued Leadership and Transparency in New Sustainability Report, Launches Unique Tool for Today’s Conscious Consumer

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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/— Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report, highlighting key milestones and ongoing efforts to feed the world’s growing population in a responsible way. Smithfield’s robust sustainability program drives all aspects of its business, creating value in the following areas: animal care, environment, food safety and quality, helping communities, and people.

Smithfield Foods Senior Director of Smithfield Renewables Honored for Environmental Efforts

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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Environment and Energy Leaders Institute recognized Kraig Westerbeek, senior director of Smithfield Renewables and hog production environmental affairs, as an Environment + Energy 100 honoree.

Smithfield Foods Continues Support of James River Association Environmental Clean Up Efforts

Company donates $10,000 to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of the James River and its natural resources
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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/— Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $10,000 donation to the James River Association to support efforts to restore and protect the future of Virginia’s largest river. To kick-off the continuation of the partnership, Smithfield employees contributed their time with James River Association staff to clean trash from Tyler Beach in Rushmere, Virginia.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 41,000 Pounds of Protein to Harvesters—the Community Food Network

Donation part of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour and helps jump-start Harvesters’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13, 2019 /3BL Media/– Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Price Chopper, donated more than 41,000 pounds of protein to Harvesters—The Community Food Network.

Smithfield Foods Contributes $250,000 to Richmond Afterschool Youth Learning Program

Contribution will support high-quality supplemental education through NextUp RVA
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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has donated $250,000 to NextUp RVA, an afterschool system for middle school students in Richmond, Virginia which serves to support academic and social development in students through hands-on learning activities.

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