Smithfield Foods announced the goal of reducing food loss and waste by 50% in its operations by 2030. The announcement comes after greater focus on other sustainability efforts including reducing waste sent to landfills by 75% and achieving zero-waste-to-landfill certification at three-fourths of its U.S. facilities in the next three years. With the implementation of their plan, Smithfield joins USDA and EPA’s U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions list of businesses who have publicly committed to the goal.
Smithfield also accepted an invitation to the 10x20x30 initiative, which brings together 10+ of the world’s largest food retailers to engage at least 20 of their suppliers to halve food loss and waste by 2030. Smithfield says the new goal enhances their objective to minimize waste, reduce carbon emissions and take meaningful action to fight food insecurity.