Tyson Foods has announced 44 of its plants have been recognized by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) for their positive environmental impact. Scattered across the U.S., the plants run the gamut of the food industry, including poultry, beef, pork, prepared foods, case-ready, and value-added plants. Company-owned plants also were recognized.
The environmental recognition awards recognize company’s dedication to continuous environmental improvement, as witnessed by the development and implementation of environmental management systems (EMS).
The Tyson EMS model is designed to drive continual, measurable improvements in the environmental compliance performance of the company’s operations. The model also tracks progress on the reduction of Tyson’s carbon footprint, reduction in water intensity per pound of product produced, and reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfills. In addition, it helps find ways to extract value from secondary materials.
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“It’s an honor to be recognized for the steps Tyson is taking to make a positive impact on environmental compliance results, and we’re proud of the hard work from each of our plants as we endeavor to sustainably feed the world,” says Kevin Igli, SVP and chief environmental officer at Tyson Foods. “These awards reflect Tyson’s dedication to protecting the environment and making a positive difference in the communities where we live and operate.”
“With 44 facilities receiving awards, Tyson Foods is a bold example for the meat and poultry industry as we work to continuously improve our operations’ environmental sustainability,” says Julie Anna Potts, president and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “We look forward to learning more about Tyson’s efforts as they participate in the Meat Institute’s Protein PACT, for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, which will track the industry’s progress in meeting its sustainability goals.”