Sanderson Farms has been recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2022, according to a company press release. This list is presented by Newsweek and Statista, Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leading company in corporate responsibility, not only by Newsweek, but also by consumers nationwide,” said Joe F. Sanderson Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms. “Our strong record of sustainability is another way we care for the community and the world around us,” said Sanderson.

The third annual list of America’s Most Responsible Companies was selected based on publicly available key performance indicators (KPIs) derived from CSR reports, sustainability reports and corporate citizenship reports, as well as an independent survey of over 11,000 United States residents. The KPIs focused on company performance in the environmental, social and corporate governance areas, while the independent survey asked U.S. citizens about their perception of company activities related to corporate social responsibility.

Last year, the annual list recognized 399 notable companies and brands such as HP, Microsoft, General Mills, Whirlpool, General Motors and many more. The inclusion of Sanderson Farms on the 2022 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies marks the first year the company has made the ranking amongst the top 2,000 public companies by revenue with headquarters in the U.S.

“Helping our communities succeed has been at the core of our corporate culture since Sanderson Farms was founded,” said Sanderson in the release. “We have a responsibility to our investors, business partners, customers, employees and other constituents to operate responsibly and with total integrity.”