Sustainability Report

Infographic: Smithfield Foods Environment Sustainability Report Highlights

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In 2016, we took our environmental stewardship efforts to the next level in what was widely heralded as an ambitious first for our industry: a far-reaching greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal across our entire supply chain, from feed grain to packaged bacon. We have pledged to reduce our absolute GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2025, which will cut emissions by more than 4 million metric tons (or the equivalent of removing 900,000 cars from the road).

3 Best Practices to Remember When Choosing a Sustainability Framework

by Laura Wise

As early trading and bartering have grown into a booming, trillion dollar world economy over the last several hundred years, so has the need for companies to reevaluate how they are participating in this economy.

Domtar Sustainability: Simple Idea. Big Savings


How do you heat more with less? Reuse the heat you have.

That is what our Rothschild, Wisconsin, mill did by installing a heat exchanger to warm incoming process water with outgoing process water. The idea is simple. Instead of being lost to the wastewater treatment plant, some of the heat from the outgoing water is captured and sent back into the mill.


Domtar Sustainability: Developing Our Talent


A diverse and skilled workforce is critical to meeting the ever-changing expectations of our customers.

A significant portion of our colleagues are, or soon will be, eligible for retirement, an issue many manufacturers face as baby boomers get older. It is sometimes called the “silver tsunami.” We are equipping the next generation of our workforce with the skills and experience needed to succeed.

We provide our employees pathways for professional growth and offer them resources to expand and enhance their skills, knowledge and management capabilities.

Whirlpool Corporation Increases Sustainability Efforts in India


One megawatt. That’s the equivalent of the average yearly electricity consumption of 9,733 homes in India. That’s also the size of Whirlpool India’s newest solar array installation at its Pune, Maharashtra plant, helping to offset the plant’s electricity needs by more than 15 percent.

Domtar Sustainability: Managing Our Energy and Emissions

Domtar’s three-part approach to improving the sustainability of our energy consumption is yielding results.

We have converted most of our carbon-intensive coal power boilers to cleaner burning and less carbon-intensive natural gas.

We are executing efficiency improvements identified by independent experts across our mill system.

We are optimizing our self-generation of electric power, which is typically cleaner and more efficient than what can be purchased over the public power grid.

Domtar Sustainability: A 10,000 Tail Fish Tale


Domtar uses water for more than making paper. In our mill in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania, we also hatch and rear fish—thousands of brook, brown and rainbow trout every year.

About 25-30 volunteers feed the fish twice a day and keep an eye on their health. Some are current mill employees; others are retirees who enjoy coming back to lend a hand.

When the trout reach an appropriate size, they are released into area streams. About 10,000 are released each year.

Domtar Sustainability: How Work Actually Gets Done


To make our facilities safer, we must understand how our employees actually do their work, not just how our written procedures state they should do their work.

Rather than treating our procedures as gospel, Domtar is using a new approach to understanding how specific tasks actually get done to ensure our employees can work safely. By asking employees to “show me” the way they complete certain tasks, we can see where our procedures, and sometimes our equipment, need to be adjusted to make our facilities safer.

Domtar Sustainability: Keeping Our People Safe and Healthy


The safety and health of our colleagues is of primary importance. Keeping our people safe and healthy enables them to be productive members of their families, communities and our company.

Domtar Sustainability: Pulling Our Weight


Unlike their counterparts in Pulp and Paper, our logistics colleagues in Personal Care don’t have a weight problem. Quite the opposite, they struggle to put it on.

Optimizing transportation efficiency is the objective for both of our divisions. They both strive to get the most product in a trailer. One is weight constrained. The other has a space issue.


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