What is Sustainability?
Sustainability for America’s pork producers is about doing what’s right for people, pigs and the planet.
The longstanding We CareSM initiative provides the best way of defining the multiple facets of sustainability on today’s pig farms with its six ethical principles.
Strong Progress for Pork Producers
It’s important to understand and appreciate how much improvement pork producers have already made 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
Tell Your Farm’s Sustainability Story
The Pork Checkoff is now offering customized On-Farm Sustainability Reports to producers. These reports will help track, measure, monitor and report the on-farm sustainability story of each operation and the U.S. pork industry as a whole.
Complete this form to learn more or let us know you’re interested in receiving a customized On-Farm Sustainability Report for your operation.