We Care

What is the 'We Care' Responsible Pork Initiative?

Highlighting the U.S. pork industry’s long-standing commitment to responsible pork production and to continuous improvement in animal care, handling and transportation, the “We Care” responsible pork initiative promotes the Ethical Principles that U.S. pork producers have lived by for decades. Those principles include:

Producing Safe Food – We validate your trust in us.

Integrity is priority No. 1. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards, codes and regulations, both from our industry and from the U.S. government, through every step of the production process – from our farms to your tables.

Our farms and livelihoods are built on the health of the animals we raise. We treat animals with the compassion, dignity and respect they deserve. This means providing wholesome food, clean water, medical care, and an environment that promotes the well-being of our animals.

Employing Practices that Protect Public Health – We produce safe food.

Keeping our animals healthy isn’t only a fundamental part of our practice but also ensures that we provide the safest and most nutritious food for consumers. Our use of rigorously tested, 21st century technologies means you receive the best-quality pork to keep you and your family healthy.

Safeguarding Natural Resources – We preserve the environment on and off our farms.

We are committed to a sustainable future and recognize that our operations must protect the quality of our planet’s natural resources. We monitor manure output and the production facilities on our farms to preserve air and water quality, keeping our farms safe and our pigs healthy.

Keeping our animals healthy ensures that we provide the safest and most nutritious food.

Providing a Safe Work Environment – Our employees are integral to our success.

We are proud to provide a work environment that maintains employee health and safety. Our employees receive fair wages and treatment and are proud to continue our tradition of providing food for Americans. We also ensure all of our employees adhere to our Ethical Principles.

Contributing to a Better Quality of Life in Our Communities – We are families and neighbors.

We recognize that our place in the communities where we live and work is a privilege that must be earned and maintained, and we strive to play a role in building strong communities. We also listen to your concerns and suggestions and sincerely work to address them on our farms.

For more information on Pork Production visit porkcares.org.