Shane Smith to succeed Dennis Organ as Smithfield Foods President and Chief Executive Officer

US – Smithfield Foods, Inc., an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach, has appointed Shane Smith to succeed Dennis Organ as president and chief executive officer.   Smith, a two-decade veteran of the company and, most recently, its chief strategy officer, will take over the role immediately, according to a statement from the company.  Prior to becoming chief strategy officer, Mr. Smith served as executive vice president of Smithfield’s European operations where he oversaw the company’s operations, capital investments, expansion into new markets, and mergers and acquisitions abroad.   Today, Smithfield’s European operations encompass nearly 18,000 employees, 21 processing facilities, 58…

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Food Processor Smithfield Foods commits to becoming carbon negative by 2030

USA – Smithfield Foods, Inc., a food processing company, has became the first major protein company to commit to becoming carbon negative in all company-owned operations in the United States by 2030. A leader in sustainability for more than two decades, the company says it will go beyond carbon neutrality to effectively remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits. It will achieve this goal without purchasing carbon credits to offset emissions. The announcement builds on Smithfield’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% across its entire supply…

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Smithfield Foods avails US$100m responsibility bonus to its team members

USA – Smithfield Foods has announced that it will provide a US$100 million Responsibility Bonus to all its hourly production and distribution center team members amidst the Covid-19 pandemic which has seen the company halt production at some of its facilities. The US$100 million Responsibility Bonus, named for Smithfield’s preeminent guiding principle, is on top of a previous US$20 million commitment by the company. The meat processor, which employs about 40,000 workers, said that employees who miss work due to COVID-19 exposure or diagnosis will receive the Responsibility Bonus as…

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