Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
smithfield foods n/a 89 87 88.8 +6.7 +0 34 8
stonyfield farm 88 87 86 85.3 +3.2 +0 115 16
chiquita n/a 50 85 73.2 -8.9 -1 30 8

*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average



stonyfield farm

dairy, food producers

A founding principle of our company is commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and to the development of a sustainable agricultural system. We're proud to be involved in many projects and innovations that have a positive social and environmental impact. After all, healthy food can only come from a healthy planet.

tags: dairy, food producers, organic, yogurt

smithfield foods

food producers

The way we see it, how we bring you good food is just as important as the food itself. In all we do, Smithfield Foods remains committed to environmental leadership, food safety, employee safety, animal welfare and community involvement.

tags: food producers, meat, pork, producer


food manufacturers, food producers

At Chiquita, our Core Values define who we are as individuals and as a Company to each other and to our key stakeholders, including the communities in which we operate. It is these values that guide us in our actions and compel us to lead by example in our business operations, our community actions, and as a corporate citizen.

tags: food manufacturers, food producers, fruit, bananas

land o lakes

dairy, food producers

Our commitment to conserving natural resources and doing more with less acknowledges the critical roles that sound science and technology play in achieving long-term environmental sustainability. New ideas and approaches in agriculture enable us to not only be more productive, but also more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

tags: dairy, food producers, butter, cheese

organic valley

dairy, food producers

In an era where corporations dominate all facets of business including government, global energy, agriculture and global food supply, Organic Valley serves small farmers and rural community health by combining two alternative business models-the family farm and the cooperative. Our cooperative was founded to nurture local communities by keeping farmers on the land, farming. We understood from the ...

tags: dairy, food producers, milk, farms, cheese, eggs, meats, juice, produce

ocean spray

food producers

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. is an Agricultural Cooperative that is owned by more than 800 cranberry growers and 126 grapefruit growers located throughout the United States and Canada.

tags: food producers, cranberries, juices, juice

stavis seafoods

food producers

Stavis Miami's mission is to exceed wholesale and broadline distributors’ fresh fish and seafood expectations and create a level of satisfaction not met by traditional firms.

tags: food producers, seafood

earthbound farm

food producers

Just as organic farmers replenish the soil to nuture their crops, at Earthbound Farm we try to give back to our communities to help them prosper and grow.

tags: food producers, organic fruit, vegetables


food producers

TRADITION, QUALITY and CUSTOMER SERVICE is what started this company and it remains intact with past and future generations to come.

tags: food producers, meats, beef

draper valley farms

food producers

Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

tags: food producers, chicken, poultry

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

in this article: pepsico, starbucks, nike, bmw, mcdonald's, dell, kellogg, toyota, general electric, ikea, american express, ...

Heinz Cuts Energy Costs 13% At Food Processing Plant

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 11, 2010

Waste Management

Heinz has reduced its carbon emissions by 17,000 tons since 2006 at its UK factories in Kendal, Cumbria and Kitt Green with the help of Carbon Trust, reports Food and Drink Digital.

in this article: heinz

Chiquita Announces Expanded Partnership For San San Pond Sak Biodiversity Project

From csrwire.com (verified), March 5, 2010

Resource Management

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced an expanded partnership for its San San Pond Sak biodiversity project located in the border region of Panama and Costa Rica. The German government development corporation GTZ and the Cos...

in this article: chiquita

KFC Rolls Out Reusable Side Container

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 3, 2010

Resource Management

KFC is rolling out its new reusable side container to restaurants across the country. The restaurant chain believes it’s the first consumer reusable food container in the fast food industry. Initially introduced in five markets beginning in May...

in this article: kfc

Target Commits $3.5 Million To Combat Child Hunger's Impact On Learning

From csrwire.com (verified), May 11, 2010

Health & Nutrition, Community Impact

To help combat child hunger and its threat to K-12 education and impact on learning, this year Target is making a financial commitment of $2.3 million to Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization, and local hunger organiza...

in this article: target

Burger King Dumps Palm Oil Supplier Over Land-Use Practices

From environmentalleader.com (verified), September 5, 2010

Resource Management

Burger King will no longer buy palm oil from Sinar Mas or its subsidiaries after an independent audit showed one of the company’s subsidiaries, SMART, had destroyed rainforests and carbon-dense peatlands in Borneo and Sumatra, according to a st...

in this article: burger king

AB, Coke, Pepsi, Bacardi Advance Beverage Industry GHG Reporting Protocol

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 15, 2010

Waste Management

Members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) have completed a set of protocols that incorporate both enterprise inventory and product carbon footprinting approaches for the whole industry.

in this article: pepsico, coca-cola, nestle, anheuser-busch, diageo, ocean spray, bacardi

Dole Inaugurates A Mobile Medical Unit To Attend Rural Communities In The Atlantic Zone Of Costa Rica

From csrwire.com (verified), March 18, 2010

Community Impact

Dole Food Company, Inc. announced today that it inaugurated this week a mobile medical unit, which now offers some rural communities of the Atlantic Coast of Costa Rica access to preventive medicine and specialized health attention.

in this article: dole

FDA Cracks Down On Food Label Lies

From yahoo.com (verified), March 3, 2010

Mission & Values

The FDA today notified 17 food manufacturers about 22 food products that violate law because of misleading labeling. Companies that received warning letters have 15 business days to inform the FDA of the steps they will take to correct their labeling...

in this article: nestle, gerber, pom wonderful

Southern California Edison Awards 36 Contracts For Utility-Scale Solar Rooftop Project

From businesswire.com (unverified), July 28, 2010

Resource Management

Southern California Edison (SCE) awarded 36 contracts to independent power producers for a total of nearly 60 megawatts from photovoltaic solar panels that will produce emission-free energy for SCE customers. The panels will be installed on 31 unused...

in this article: southern california edison