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Smithfield foods facilities honoured

Fifty-four Smithfield Foods, facilities in 23 states have been honoured by the American Meat Institute (AMI) for their significant environmental stewardship efforts in their local communities during the past year.

The 54 Smithfield Foods facilities earned AMI's Environmental Recognition Award, which singles out companies that assess their own environmental challenges and develop unique solutions that encourage continuous improvement. 

Commitment and dedication
"Once again our employees all across the Smithfield Foods family of companies have demonstrated their commitment and dedication to preserving our natural resources," said C. Larry Pope, Smithfield Foods' president and chief executive officer.

"At each and every one of our facilities, our employees understand that environmental stewardship is a critical part of our daily jobs," Pope said. "That's why Smithfield Foods continues to be a food industry leader in protecting the environment. The credit goes to our employees."

Dennis Treacy, Smithfield Foods' vice president of environmental and corporate affairs, said, "While we are proud that our facilities across the country have achieved this recognition, there is much more we can do to protect the natural resources in the communities where our employees live, work and raise their families. We are committed to producing good food for families in a responsible way."

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