Last Updated on March 20, 2022 by Tyson Foods, Inc.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods announced today that 44 of its plants have been recognized by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) for their positive environmental impact. The environmental recognition awards recognize a company’s dedication to continuous environmental improvement, as witnessed by the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). 

The EMS model is designed to drive continual, measurable improvements in the environmental compliance performance of Tyson’s operations. In addition, the model tracks progress on the reduction of Tyson’s carbon footprint, reduction in water intensity per pound of product produced, reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfills, and helps find ways to extract value from secondary materials.  

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the steps Tyson is taking to make a positive impact on environmental compliance results, and we’re proud of the hard work from each of our plants as we endeavor to sustainably feed the world,” said Kevin Igli, SVP and Chief Environmental Officer at Tyson Foods. “These awards reflect Tyson’s dedication to protecting the environment and making a positive difference in the communities where we live and operate.” 

“With 44 facilities receiving awards, Tyson Foods is a bold example for the meat and poultry industry as we work to continuously improve our operations’ environmental sustainability,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “We look forward to learning more about Tyson’s efforts as they participate in the Meat Institute’s Protein PACT, for the People, Animals and Climate of Tomorrow, which will track the industry’s progress in meeting its sustainability goals.” 

The recognition awards are categorized by four tiers to encourage EMS development through a step-by-step approach. Tier 1 recognizes compliance policies and Tier 4 represents the highest level of environmental management. Please see below for the full list of Tyson plant award winners. More information on the awards and tier criteria can be found here.  

Poultry Plants 

Tier 3 

  • Albany, KY 
  • Albertville, AL 
  • Blountsville, AL 
  • Camilla, GA 
  • Cumming, GA 
  • Cumming – RVI, GA 
  • Glen Allen, VA 
  • Hope, AR 
  • Nashville, AR 
  • New Holland, PA 
  • Noel, MO 
  • Obion Co., TN 
  • Robards, KY 
  • Texarkana – RVI, AR 
  • Wilkesboro, NC 


Beef Plants 
Tier 3 

  • Amarillo, TX 
  • Dakota City, NE 
  • Pasco, WA 
  • Holcomb, KS 
  • Joslin, IL 
  • Lexington, NE 


Pork Plants 
Tier 3 

  • Logansport, IN 
  • Perry, IA 
  • Storm Lake, IA 
  • Waterloo, IA 
  • Columbus Junction, IA 


Prepared Foods 
Tier 3 

  • Dallas, TX 
  • Haltom City, TX 
  • Houston, TX 
  • Hutchinson, KS 
  • S Hutchinson, KS 
  • Newbern, TN 
  • N Richland Hills, TX 
  • Storm Lake, IA 
  • Vernon, TX 


Case Ready and Value-Added Plants 
Tier 1 

  • Council Bluffs, IA 
  • Emporia, KS 
  • Goodlettsville, TN 
  • Sherman, TX 
  • Jacksonville, FL 

Tyson Owned Operations 

Tier 1 

  • Holdenville, OK 

Tier 3 

  • River Valley Ingredients – Texarkana, AR 

Warehouses 

  • Ottawa, IL 
  • Sioux City, IA  

ABOUT TYSON FOODS, INC. 

Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, the Company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the Company had approximately 137,000 team members at October 2, 2021. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com. 

SOURCE: News release from Tyson Foods, Inc.