The company said in a written statement that the report is the seventh in a series of CSR and environmental annual reports that the company has published since 2001.
The 96-page report discusses Smithfield Foods' performance in environmental stewardship, animal welfare, food safety, community engagement, and employee well-being.
“In the face of difficult economic times, we remain committed to demonstrating CSR leadership in our industry. While we are proud of what we have already accomplished, we recognize that our work is far from over. The bar for leadership continues to rise, and with it, the challenge of meeting our pledge to produce good food, responsibly," said C. Larry Pope, president and CEO of Smithfield.
Source: Smithfield Foods Inc.