Smithfield Foods is the largest hog producer in the United States, the world's largest pork processor, and one of the world's leading consumer-packaged protein companies. The company boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich®, and Nathan's Famous®, among many others.
Smithfield's reputation for food safety and quality is supported by the company's vertically integrated business model, which ensures its ability to source consistent, high-quality, and traceable raw materials. Its vertically integrated platform also uniquely positions the company to meet differentiated needs both domestically and abroad.
The size and scope of Smithfield's vertically integrated operations are accompanied by tremendous environmental and social responsibility, both of which are heightened by significant impending challenges facing the food industry. By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 10 billion people, and the global demand for protein is projected to rise dramatically. Simultaneously, the availability of finite natural resources required to produce food are becoming increasingly limited. The need for sustainable food production on a global scale is imminent.
Smithfield has taken a proactive approach to this impending challenge, pioneering sustainability standards for more than two decades through its holistic 7-pillar sustainability platform, which encompasses many industry-leading commitments such as its goals to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30 percent across its entire U.S. value chain by 2030. In addition to robust programs to support the environment, employee safety and wellbeing, animal care, and food safety & quality, Smithfield believes in the power of protein to end food insecurity and has donated hundreds of millions of food servings to local communities it calls home.
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