Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Award

In June 2020 at ProFood Live!, ProFood World will recognize outstanding food and beverage processing and packaging innovation projects via the sixth annual Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards competition. The submission deadline is February 12, 2020.

Call for entries is now open for the 2019 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards!

ProFood World is honoring exceptional sustainability achievements within food and beverage manufacturing operations. These annual peer-reviewed awards will recognize manufacturing plants for their efforts in driving improved performance through sustainability, honoring those companies and individuals that seek to go beyond environmental compliance. Specifically, the awards focus on pollution prevention, enhanced environmental protection and stewardship, as well as compliance assurance. The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Eligibility: Programs and projects must be completed and operational between November 2018 and December 2019.

Please be sure to submit your entry into the correct category and download the correct corresponding submission form.

The Program Category is defined as on-going program, company-wide or multi-facility program.

The Project Category is defined by one-time project. (It may later be rolled out to other facilities after completion of project at one facility.)



A Program Category entry could be zero waste to landfill. (This takes ongoing effort to keep it in place.)


A Project Category entry could be installing solar panels. (This requires normal maintenance.)


» Download the Program Category Submission Form

View an example of a previous first-place program submission


» Download the Project Category Submission Form

View an example of a previous first-place project submission

Multiple awards will be named in the Program and Project categories, including reduction in water and energy, waste conservation, pollution prevention, packaging materials reductions and more.

The 2019 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Award winners will be honored in June 2020 at ProFood Live!


Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards Past Winners


Project Category

·      Smithfield Packaged Meats

·      Land O’Lakes

Program Category

·       Keystone Foods

·       Campbell Soup Company

·       Smithfield Packaged Meats

·       McCormick and Company



Project Category

  • Smithfield
  • Hiland Dairy Foods
  • Keystone Foods
  • Smithfield Packaged Food Group
  • Land O'Lakes

Program Category

  • Snyder's-Lance
  • Conagra Brands
  • Hormel Foods
  • Smithfield


Project Category

  • Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Keystone Foods

Program Category

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Smithfield Packaged Food Group
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

For more information, please contact:

Joyce Fassl, Editor in Chief of ProFood World

Phone: 610-547-9814

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