SMITHFIELD, Va., Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce a $36,000 donation to nonprofit organizations as a result of its 2017 Environmental and Sustainability Excellence Award Program. This program recognizes employees and facilities for excellence across the company’s sustainability pillars: Animal Care, Environment, Food Safety & Quality, Helping Communities, and People. As part of the program, award-winning facilities in the U.S. and internationally receive up to $3,000 to distribute to local charities of their choice.
“At Smithfield, our employees take pride in the opportunity to support our communities,” said Bill Gill, assistant vice president of sustainability for Smithfield Foods. “As a global food company, with operations worldwide, we’re honored to have our award-winners continue their positive impact on the places we call home.”
Smithfield’s award-winning facilities distributed donations to 17 different nonprofit organizations that support a variety of causes ranging from animals, children, education, environment, public safety and many more. These facilities led the way in helping the company save more than 86.5 million gallons of water, more than 18.8 million kilowatts of electricity, more than 39 thousand dekatherms of natural gas and reduce solid waste generation by more than 30.3 million pounds annually.
The full list of winning facilities and the selected nonprofits is detailed below.
More information about Smithfield’s charitable giving and philanthropic efforts can be found here.
Sioux Center, IA
Iowa Environmental Council – $3,000
St. James, MN
Godahl (MN) Recreational Association – $1,500
South Central Minnesota EMS Corp – $1,500
Hermosillo, Sonora, MX
Ciudad de Los Niños (Children’s City) – $1,500
Villa Paraiso (A Great Place to Stay) – $1,500
Fundacja Avalon-Bezpośrednia Pomoc Niepełnosprawnym (Avalon Foundation, Help for the Disabled – Warsaw, Poland) – $3,000
School District 1 – $3,000
Discover Downtown – $1,500
Middlesboro Police Department (Shop with a Cop) – $1,500
Orange City, IA
Noah’s Hope Animal Rescue, Inc. (Sioux City, IA) – $3,000
Autism Society of America (Tidewater, VA Chapter) – $3,000
City of Grayson, KY (Shop with a Cop) – $1,500
Veterans Outreach Grayson – $1,500
Milan, MO Chamber of Commerce – $2,000
Sullivan, MO County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds – $1,000
Laverne, OK Public Schools – $3,000
Organizaţia Salvaţi Copiii, Filiala Timişoara (Save the Children, Timisoara Branch) – $3,000
About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including SmithfieldⓇ, EckrichⓇ, Nathan’s FamousⓇ, FarmlandⓇ, ArmourⓇ, John MorrellⓇ, Cook’sⓇ, KretschmarⓇ, GwaltneyⓇ, Curly’sⓇ, MargheritaⓇ, CarandoⓇ, Healthy OnesⓇ, KrakusⓇ, MorlinyⓇ and BerlinkiⓇ. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.
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