SMITHFIELD, Va., May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Environment and Energy Leaders Institute recognized Kraig Westerbeek, senior director of Smithfield Renewables and hog production environmental affairs, as an Environment + Energy 100 honoree.
Company donates $10,000 to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of the James River and its natural resources
SMITHFIELD, Va., May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/— Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $10,000 donation to the James River Association to support efforts to restore and protect the future of Virginia’s largest river. To kick-off the continuation of the partnership, Smithfield employees contributed their time with James River Association staff to clean trash from Tyler Beach in Rushmere, Virginia.
Contribution will support high-quality supplemental education through NextUp RVA
SMITHFIELD, Va., May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has donated $250,000 to NextUp RVA, an afterschool system for middle school students in Richmond, Virginia which serves to support academic and social development in students through hands-on learning activities.
Joint Venture Transforms Manure, Prairie Plants, and Cover Crops into Renewable Natural Gas
ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat.
Keira Lombardo, Smithfield Foods Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Compliance, served as the chair of the Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards. Keira was proud to share her story with the honorees, which included Andrea Tucker, operations manager for Smithfield Foods.