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Our Social Responsibility

Our Corporate Citizenship Mission

Our citizenship mission is to make good food in a responsible way. We do this through our people, the food we bring to your plate, the way we handle natural resources, and our approach to philanthropy.

Our Traditions with Purpose

Reflecting on 2017, we had many accomplishments only made possible through the hard work of our team members. Let's take some time to review some of our successes with a focus on our four pillars from our Traditions of Purpose initiative - People, Planet, Plate and Philanthropy.


Our people are the heart of our business, so their safety, health and satisfaction are among our top priorities.

Our award-winning safety programs and processes demonstrate this commitment: Butterball’s enterprise-wide recordable injury rate is consistently at least 50 percent better than the poultry industry average.

We believe in promoting from within and developing our team members for significant career opportunities with us. To support that commitment, we offer robust training and development programs including on-site job skills training, and leadership and professional development courses. It’s the Butterball Way to continuously improve, and that applies to each team member’s personal and professional development.

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We commit to providing high-quality, nutritious and affordable products to consumers. This begins with providing the best possible care for our turkeys. In partnership with our family farmers, we are committed to achieving industry-leading results in animal care and well-being.

We commit to high quality and safety standards that generate food our consumers love and that meets their standards for healthy options that suit their lifestyles. We’re proud of the food we produce. We use no steroids or hormones in any turkey feeds at any stage of production and many of our products offer all natural and gluten-free options for consumers. Twenty-seven items bear the “Heart-Check Mark” logo, denoting that the products are certified by the American Heart Association® as being heart-healthy foods.

Award GFSi - Global Food Safety Initiative Award BRC Food Certificated


Our communities are more than simply where we operate. They are where our team members and consumers live and raise their families. We commit to passionately serve the communities we call home.

Centering on local communities, we give back through our organization’s resources and our people’s time. Butterball supports local community needs through financial and in-kind donations, and partners with national and local nonprofit organizations such as Feeding America and Operation BBQ Relief. Our team members volunteer and participate actively in causes that impact their local communities, such as raising money for the American Heart Association and Toys for Tots.

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We recognize our responsibility to protect the planet we share, preserve the natural resources we rely on to produce Butterball foods and ensure that our families and future generations enjoy a thriving environment.

As a company grounded in agriculture, our family farmers understand firsthand the importance of being good stewards of the land and its resources. Ensuring the health of these ecosystems means that we also support the health of the families and communities we serve. Since 2007, we have measured and reduced our impact on key natural resources and focused efforts where we can make the biggest difference: in transportation, manufacturing facilities and packaging.

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