Sanderson Farms

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Wayne-Sanderson Farms was formed from two leading poultry companies who joined forces after growing from humble roots as a small-town, farm supply business and feed manufacturer to the third-largest poultry producer in the United States. We are a best-in-class U.S. poultry company dedicated to delivering high quality, affordable products to customers around the world. By leveraging our strong operating culture and industry leading teams, the company is committed to the success and safety of our team members, farmers and communities. With a diverse portfolio of brands like Sanderson Farms, Naked Truth, Chef’s Craft and Platinum Harvest, Wayne-Sanderson Farms offers a variety of fresh and prepared foods that help nourish families across the globe. Wayne-Sanderson Farms is a fully integrated poultry processing company with a diverse portfolio of products, a strong operating culture and an industry-leading workforce of more than 26,000 people. Our operations include 20 poultry processing plants and three prepared foods plants across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas. This footprint allows us to grow together, be better business partners, expand our production capabilities and broaden our product portfolio.

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2.8

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Farming Ranching & Forestry

Category

Agriculture & Forestry

ESG/Ethical Impact

In fiscal year 2020, Sanderson Farms processed 657 million chickens, sold 4.8 billion pounds of dressed poultry, and generated $3.6 billion in revenue. Approximately 81% of employees are racial and ethnic minorities, including 41% of the management team, and 48% of employees are women, including 22% of the management team. In fiscal year 2020, Sanderson Farms reduced OSHA injury rates by 4% compared to the previous FY. Since 2011, Sanderson Farms has donated $13.5 million and 4.6 million pounds of poultry products to charitable and community organizations local to company operations. Since 1999, Sanderson Farms and its employees have donated over $10.7 million to local United Way organizations in the communities where they operate. Since 2008, Sanderson Farms has seen a 20% reduction in electricity usage intensity, a 38% reduction in natural gas usage intensity, and a 44% reduction in water usage intensity. The amount of water conserved by Sanderson Farms in 2020, as compared to baseline values in 2008, would supply enough water to operate 10 of our 12 poultry processing facilities for one year. Our strong record of sustainability is another way we care for the community and the world around us,” said Sanderson. “By helping to ensure a sustainable future for society, we are investing in strong, healthy, and thriving communities while positioning the company to have a long-term role in meeting society’s needs.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$1,500,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.2

Customer Rating

3.5

Company Size

10000+

ESG Risk Rating

3

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