We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

How we care
for the pigs we raise.

Cow

Farmers and ranchers
making a difference.

Pig

Real People Making Real Progress

Progress & Goals

Animal Welfare
Pig

99.1%

U.S. pork production facilities’ Animal Welfare Index score, surpassing goal of 95%

Pig

99.6%

U.S. beef production facilities’ Animal Welfare Index score, surpassing goal
of 97%

Pig

95-100%

Scores achieved on external animal
welfare audits

Environmental Progress Since 2015

Surpassed our goal of 12% by continuously investing in energy efficient technologies such as LED lighting, real-time measurement devices, predictive maintenance, electrification of heating and transportation systems, and more efficient refrigeration systems

17%
reduction in
electricity use intensity

Surpassed our goal of 12% by continuously investing in energy efficient technologies such as LED lighting, real-time measurement devices, predictive maintenance, electrification of heating and transportation systems, and more efficient refrigeration systems

Co-led a project to convert methane gas into clean, renewable natural gas at a hog facility in Texas. Although one project of many, the effort reduced this single facility’s GHG emissions by more than 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year – the same as taking 2,200 cars off the road

17%
reduction in greenhouse
gas emission intensity

Co-led a project to convert methane gas into clean, renewable natural gas at a hog facility in Texas. Although one project of many, the effort reduced this single facility’s GHG emissions by more than 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year – the same as taking 2,200 cars off the road

Achieved 80% of our goal by improving operational efficiency and encouraging innovation

16%
Reduction in
natural gas use intensity

Achieved 80% of our goal by improving operational efficiency and encouraging innovation

Achieved 100% of our goal by monitoring our use and prioritizing opportunities for reductions, while preserving our high standards for food safety and sanitary conditions

10%
Reduction in
water use intensity

Achieved 100% of our goal by monitoring our use and prioritizing opportunities for reductions, while preserving our high standards for food safety and sanitary conditions

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