Sustainable Pork: Growing A Climate For Tomorrow
NPB has released the latest Pork Cares Snapshot Report, which reports on-farm sustainability measurements from 2021 farm data.
Sustainability for America’s pork producers is about doing what’s right for people, pigs and the planet by following the industry’s We Care® Ethical Principles.
We Care gives the pork industry a solid foundation to build upon. The next step is to measure efforts in each of the ethical principles.
Pork producers are encouraged to request a Checkoff-funded Pork Cares Farm Impact Report to help measure and document continuous improvement efforts for the pork industry.
Request your Pork Cares Farm Impact Report
Learn About Pork Industry Sustainability Goals and Metrics
Today’s savvy customers and consumers want to know more.
The people who buy, sell, and eat pork want to know that pig farmers share their values and are committed to sustainability. They also want to know more about modern pig farming practices.
Building trust will help protect pig farmers’ freedom to operate and contribute to the long-term economic viability of the pork industry.
We’re on a mission to build public trust in U.S. Pork.
Pork producers can help demonstrate the pork industry’s commitment to sustainability by reporting the stewardship actions already in practice with a Checkoff-funded Pork Cares Farm Impact Report.
1. Request Report
Take 30 seconds to fill out the form below with all the requested information.
2. Receive Introductory Email
A National Pork Board staff member will email you within 5 business days to schedule a 15-minute intro call with our trusted partner, Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC).
3. Submit Data Securely
Your assigned SEC agronomist will assist you in collecting the on-farm data needed to begin the report. Submit your on-farm data via a confidential, secure platform.
4. Get Final Report
Once all data is received, expect your report in around 30-60 days. The SEC team will thoroughly present your final report to you, giving you a complete understanding of your metrics.
5. Share Your Impact
The report is now yours to tell your on-farm sustainability story. Share your report with financial institutions, packers, community members and more.
Complete this form to start your Pork Cares Farm Impact Report.
The reports include a Sustainable Continuous Improvement Plan – offering recommendations for producers to improve sustainability on their operations, such as:
These reports offer immediate value to pig farmers. Previous participants shared their reports with financial institutions, suppliers and community members. They have also used the reports to make on-farm improvements and improve their bottom line.
On average, total participation takes 2-4 hours. Participants will have an initial interview and provide data from the previous growing seasons (depending on farm size, each of these steps lasts about an hour).
Any type of record-keeping system—regardless of whether it is digital or on-paper.
Your data is yours and will be kept confidential. The name of your operation and your data will not be shared.
The results of all on-farm reports will be made anonymous and pulled into an aggregate of state and national reports to help the pork industry learn and share the industry’s sustainability story.
No, the Pork Cares Farm Impact Reports cover a variety of farm types, sizes, and styles of operations and are free for Pork Checkoff-paying producers.
NPB is partnering with a third-party expert, Sustainable Environmental Consultants, to make data collection and aggregation quick and efficient.
The Pork Checkoff is paying for this project.
Pork producers have made significant improvement when it comes to sustainability. In the past six decades, pork producers have reduced the pork industry’s environmental footprint by using less.
↓ 75.9% less land
↓ 25.1 % less water
↓ 7% less energy
↓ 7.7% fewer carbon emissions