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Environmental Recognition Awards Program

About the Recognition Awards

The Environmental Recognition Awards were developed to provide recognition of a company's dedication to continuous environmental improvement, as witnessed by the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Four tiers are available to encourage EMS development through a stepwise approach. Tier I, II, II or IV awards are based on points assigned by responses to the program questionnaire, and represent achievement of progressively more sophisticated environmental programs and EMSs. Program criteria are available here.

We have instituted a few changes for this year’s program which are as follows:

  1. We have adjusted the reporting period for the data and will be based on the calendar year running from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
  2. The application will be an online form instead of a word document.
  3. Last month the Meat Institute officially launched its Protein PACT continuous improvement framework and Environment is a main focus area. This award program evaluates the data provided with questions that directly align with the Meat Institute’s Protein PACT. In order to be eligible for these awards each plant’s company must have signed the Protein PACT Commitment to report on the metrics. To see a full list of those who have signed, click here.

Application for the Environmental Recognition Award Program is now closed.

For questions concerning the awards program, please contact Megan McCullough at 202-587-4241 or by email at mmccullough@meatinstitute.org.


2021 Environmental Recognition Awards Winners

TIER 4

American Skin Food Group
Burgaw, NC

Duplin Marketing Company, LLC
Clinton, NC

Pilgrim’s Moorefield Prepared Foods
Moorefield, WV*

Saratoga Foods
Bolingbrook, IL

Smithfield Foods
Arnold, PA

Smithfield Foods
Carroll, IA

Smithfield Foods
Charlotte, NC

Smithfield Foods
Clinton, NC

Smithfield Foods
Crete, NE

Smithfield Foods
Cudahy, WI

Smithfield Foods
Cumming, GA

Smithfield Foods
Denison, IA

Smithfield Foods
Grayson, KY

Smithfield Foods Distribution Center
Greenfield, IN

Smithfield Foods
Junction City, KS

Smithfield Foods
Kansas City, MO

Smithfield Foods
Lincoln, NE

Smithfield Foods
Mason City, IA

Smithfield Foods
Middlesboro, KY

Smithfield Foods
Milan, MO

Smithfield Foods
Monmouth, IL

Smithfield Foods
Omaha, NE

Smithfield Foods
Orange City, IA

Smithfield Foods
Peru, IN

Smithfield Foods
Salt Lake City, UT

Smithfield Foods
Sioux Center, IA

Smithfield Foods
Sioux City, IA

Smithfield Foods
Sioux Falls, SD

Smithfield Foods North Facility
Smithfield, VA

Smithfield Foods
Springfield, MA

Smithfield Foods
St. Charles, IL

Smithfield Foods
St. James, MN

Smithfield Foods
Wichita, KS

Smithfield Foods
Wilson, NC

Smithfield Hog Production Central Region
Warsaw, NC*

Smithfield Hog Production Midwest Region
Algona, IA

Smithfield Hog Production North Region
Waverly, VA

Smithfield Hog Production Rocky Mountain Region
Corcoran, CA

Smithfield Hog Production Utah Region
Milford, UT

Smithfield Hog Production South Region
Laurinburg, NC

Smithfield Hog Production Colorado Region
Yuma, CO

Smithfield Premium Genetics
Roanoke Rapids, NC


TIER 3

Cimpl’s, LLC
Yankton, SD

Calihan Pork Processors, LLC
Peoria, IL **

Clemens Food Group
Coldwater, MI

Clemens Food Group
Hatfield, PA

CS Beef Packers
Kuna, ID*

Gibbon Packing
Gibbon, NE*

Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC East River Facility
Green Bay, WI *

JBS USA
Beardstown, IL

JBS USA
Cactus, TX

JBS USA
Grand Island, NE

JBS USA
Greeley, CO

JBS USA
Green Bay, WI

JBS USA
Hyrum, UT

JBS USA
Louisville, KY

JBS USA
Marshalltown, IA

JBS USA
Omaha, NE

JBS USA
Ottumwa, IA

JBS USA
Plainwell, MI

JBS USA
Souderton, PA

JBS USA MOPAC Rendering
Souderton, PA

JBS USA
Tolleson, AZ

JBS USA
Worthington, MN

Keystone Foods
Albany, KY

Keystone Foods
Camilla, GA

Long Prairie Packing
Long Prairie, MN

OSI Group Racine Plant
Chicago, IL**

OSI Group
West Chicago, IL

OSI Industries
Oakland, IA*

Pilgrim’s To-Ricos, Ltd.
Aibonito, PR**

Pilgrim’s
Arcadia, WI

Pilgrim’s
Canton, GA

Pilgrim’s
Carrollton, GA**

Pilgrim’s Fresh Foods
Chattanooga, TN**

Pilgrim’s
Cold Spring, MN

Pilgrim’s
De Queen, AR

Pilgrim’s
Douglas, GA**

Pilgrim’s
Ellijay, GA

Pilgrim’s
Enterprise, AL**

Pilgrim’s
Gainesville, GA

Pilgrim’s
Guntersville, AL

Pilgrim’s
Lufkin, TX **

Pilgrim’s Mayfield Complex
Hickory, KY

Pilgrim’s
Marshville, NC**

Pilgrim’s Fresh Foods
Moorefield, WV

Pilgrim’s East Plant
Mt. Pleasant, TX**

Pilgrim’s Prepared Foods
Mt. Pleasant, TX

Pilgrim’s West Plant-Fresh Foods
Mt. Pleasant, TX

Pilgrim’s
Nacogdoches, TX

Pilgrim’s
Natchitoches, LA**

Pilgrim’s
Russellville, AL

Pilgrim’s
Sanford, NC

Pilgrim’s
Sumter, SC

Pilgrim’s
Waco, TX

River Valley Ingredients
Texarkana, AR

River Valley Ingredients
Cumming, GA**

Saratoga Food Specialties
Eastvale, CA **

Saratoga Food Specialties
North Las Vegas, NV **

Skylark Meats, LLC
Omaha, NE*

Smithfield Foods
Des Moines, IA

Smithfield Foods
Elizabeth, NJ

Smithfield Foods Distribution Center
North East, MD

Smithfield Foods Distribution Center
Tar Heel, NC*

Smithfield Foods Kansas City Sausage, Co.
Kansas City, MO*

The Hillshire Brands Company
Newbern, TN**

Tyson Chicken, Inc.
Albertville, AL

Tyson Chicken, Inc.
Hope, AR

Tyson Chicken, Inc.
Noel, MO

Tyson Chicken, Inc.
Robards, KY

Tyson Farms, Inc.
Blountsville, AL**

Tyson Farms, Inc. Division: Big Bird
Glen Allen, VA

Tyson Farms, Inc. Obion County Complex
Union City, TN

Tyson Foods, Inc.
Dallas, TX**

Tyson Foods, Inc.
Haltom City, TX**

Tyson Foods, Inc.
Houston, TX**

Tyson Foods, Inc.
Wilkesboro, NC

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Amarillo, TX

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Columbus Junction, IA

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Dakota Dunes, SD

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Holcomb, KS

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Hillsdale, IL

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Lexington, NE

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Logansport, IN

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Madison, NE

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Pasco, WA

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Perry, IA

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Storm Lake, IA

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Waterloo, IA

Tyson Poultry, Inc.
Cumming, GA

Tyson Poultry, Inc.
Nashville, AR

Tyson Poultry, Inc.
New Holland, PA

Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc.
Hutchinson, KS**

Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc.
North Richland Hills, TX**

Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc.
South Hutchinson, KS**


Tyson Refrigerated Processed Meats
Vernon, TX**

Tyson Turkey Operations
Storm Lake, IA**


TIER 2

Boar’s Head Provisions, Co., Inc.
Forrest City, AR*

Boar’s Head Provisions, Co., Inc.
Holland, MI*

Boar’s Head Provisions, Co., Inc.
Jarratt, VA*

Boar’s Head Provisions, Co., Inc. North Plant
New Castle, IN**

Boar’s Head Provisions, Co., Inc. South Plant
New Castle, IN*

Boar’s Head Provisions, Co., Inc.
Petersburg, VA*

Frank Brunckhorst Co., LLC
Brooklyn, NY*

Frank Brunckhorst Co., LLC
Groveport, OH*

Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC Acme Plant
Green Bay, WI

JBS Foods Canada
Brooks, Alberta

Pilgrim’s
Athens, GA**

Pilgrim’s
Elberton, GA**

SugarCreek Packing Cambridge City
Cincinnati, OH

SugarCreek Packing Dayton
Cincinnati, OH

SugarCreek Packing Fairfield
Cincinnati, OH

SugarCreek Packing Frontenac
Cincinnati, OH

SugarCreek Packing Hamilton
Cincinnati, OH

SugarCreek Packing Washington Court House
Cincinnati, OH


TIER 1

Caviness Beef Packers
Amarillo, TX

Caviness Beef Packers
Hereford, TX

Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC Northland Kosher Plant
Green Bay, WI

Kansas City Sausage Co. Coastal Protein
Godwin, NC

Smithfield Foods
Crete, NE

Smithfield Foods
St. James, MN

Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Region
Princeton, MO

Swift Prepared Foods
Booneville, MS

Swift Prepared Foods Council Bluffs 1
Council Bluffs, IA

Swift Prepared Foods Council Bluffs 2
Council Bluffs, IA

Swift Prepared Foods
Elkhart, IN

Swift Prepared Foods
Moberly, MO**

Swift Prepared Foods
Ottumwa, IA

Swift Prepared Foods
Swanton, VT

The Bruss Company
Jacksonville, FL

The Pork Group
Holdenville, OK

Triumph Foods, LLC
St. Joseph, MO

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Council Bluffs, IA

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Emporia, KS

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Goodlettsville, TN

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Ottawa, IL**

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Sherman, TX

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
Sioux City, IA**


*Tier Advancement
**New Award Winner