Our Commitment to Sustainability
Now, more than any other time in history, sustainability in the food industry is seen as an important
means to help future generations to flourish. At SSR, sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Our
products and services help promote meat industry sustainability and reflects a mindset and way of life
that views the planet’s resources as precious and finds ways to make the most out of what has been
given to us.
In the pork industry, our harvesting and development of porcine tissues and materials increase the
effective utilization of materials deemed inedible by American palates. Rather than letting almost 50%
of an animal go to waste, we take the remaining animal tissue and process them to be used across many
essential industries. Our work reduces waste, promotes food industry sustainability, and aids scientific
and medical advances.
Our connection to responsible, meat industry sustainability practices is what drives us to new
innovations and further success. These core beliefs are essential to our identity and motivate us to
protect our planet’s resources while improving the lives of humans and animals.
Create the best products harvested by the best people.
As part of Johnsonville, LLC, we are the largest supplier of sow co-products in the USA. Our supply
networks help us meet customer demands while keeping the integrity of our products. The farms we
connect with understand the importance of quality and know that animals treated properly give the
best results. Our quality procedures meet or exceed industry and regulatory standards. We also make
sure that our employees are trained and educated in best practices that ensure the positive treatment
of animals. Simply put, anything that goes against the humane treatment of animals is not tolerated.
Be responsible stewards of our animals.
Our knowledge and expertise in the swine industry give us an advantage to use our influence and
business practices to directly benefit the responsible treatment of animals. As an animal welfare
advocate, we help to ensure the proper treatment of animals throughout their entire lifecycle. We
continue to invest in the research and development of improved quality standards and validation
methods that help guarantee the best treatment of our animals.
Reduce waste by efficient harvesting.
We believe in constant exploration and innovation to find new ways to increase the full use of an animal
in the creation of porcine tissue and materials. Not only do we strive to make our harvest practices more
efficient, but we understand the importance of meat industry sustainability and make sure that our
operating procedures have as little impact to the environment as possible. We ensure full utility of the
animal by working in partnership with customers who utilize essential porcine materials and pig co-
products for a variety of industries.
Improve the lives of humans and animals using porcine materials.
Porcine materials and pig co-products have a wide range of benefits with industrial, educational,
medical and scientific applications. We believe that the animal tissues we produce help improve and
prolong human lives, as well as feed and advance the health and well-being of other animals.
Enrich professional communities through collaboration and innovation.
We actively seek out partnerships with other companies that create new products with what many view
as unavoidable waste. We understand that our relationships help improve the communities we serve,
and our work with industry leaders, partners, and clients is used to increase sustainable efficiency and
improve quality of life.
Exceed customer expectation and satisfaction.
We focus on lasting partnerships with our customers to address their needs and strive to be the global
leader in supplying reliable porcine materials and pig co-products. We work closely with our customers
to design and deliver high-quality, customized materials that consistently meet their requirements and
standard operating procedures. Our values are reflected in our commitment to the success of our clients
and strong dedication to sustainability and animal welfare.
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