Team members atButterball’s Carthage, Mo., processing facility recently completed more than 2 million hours worked without a lost time injury – a demonstrative milestone that highlights Butterball’s commitment to safe work performance.
Of equal significance, seven Butterball facilities, including Carthage, received the Award of Distinction during the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry held August 15-17, 2016. The Award of Distinction is the industry’s highest safety award category and recognizes outstanding facility safety performance scored by various measures. Butterball facilities recognized with the Award of Distinction include:
- Mt Olive, N.C. Plant
- Huntsville, Ark. Plant
- Carthage, Mo. Plant
- Ozark, Ark. Plant
- Jonesboro, Ark. Plant
- Raeford, N.C. Hatchery
- Goldsboro, N.C. Hatchery
“Workplace safety is a core value for our organization, and Butterball team members throughout the company embrace and contribute to our safety performance success.” said Brian Rodgers, senior director of risk management and safety. “While we are proud of the Butterball’s safety performance to date, we refuse to rest on our laurels. We will continue our journey to be America’s safest fully integrated poultry company by setting higher safety standards and reaching new milestones in the future.”
Workplace safety is a key component of Traditions with Purpose, Butterball’s corporate social responsibility program focused on four key areas – People, Planet, Plate and Philanthropy.