Smithfield Foods’ Crete, Neb.; Kinston, N.C.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. facilities have been recognized by The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) for their efforts in driving improved performance through sustainability and going beyond environmental compliance.
Smithfield’s Crete facility was awarded first place in the Program category of ProFood World’s annual Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards for its efforts in reducing solid waste by nearly 10 million pounds. Its Kinston facility was recognized with a second-place award in the Project category for replacing high-energy-use HIDs with LED lighting, saving 161,880 kWh annually. The company’s Sioux Falls facility was recognized as a third-place honoree in the Program category for reducing the need for city water in the facility by roughly 5.15 million gallons per year.