The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has inducted Gwaltney of Smithfield and Smithfield Transportation Company’s Smithfield Division into an agency program for companies exceeding routine compliance with environmental laws.

The two Smithfield Foods, Inc. subsidiaries are members of the EPA’s Performance Track Program, which includes about 400 U.S. companies. The program offers incentives to companies that go beyond meeting legal requirements in the areas of energy and water usage and conservation, discharges to waterways, air emissions, waste generation and preservation of natural resources.

“We’re very proud of the Gwaltney and Smithfield Transportation employees for this remarkable achievement,” says C. Larry Pope, president and chief operating officer for Smithfield Foods. “We take environmental stewardship very seriously and we give top priority to meeting – and exceeding – our environmental goals at all of our subsidiaries.”