Texan by Nature Sanderson Farms Recognized for Conservation in Texas
With four poultry complexes located in Texas and over 6,200 employees working within the state, Sanderson Farms’ Texas roots run far and wide including a recent recognition for promoting conservation in the state. The company was recognized by Texan by Nature, a Texas-led conservation nonprofit founded by former first lady Laura Bush and responsible for bringing together conservation and businesses to positively impact natural resources, prosperity and health across Texas. Sanderson Farms was among the honorees of their second annual Texan by Nature 20, an official ranking of companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrated commitment to conservation.
‘Our employees in Texas and our environmental team work hard to produce a quality product that is produced in an efficient and sustainable manner each and every day,’ said Pic Billingsley, director of development and engineering at Sanderson Farms. ‘I am pleased to see organizations like Texan by Nature recognize the dedication and attention to detail our people exhibit in order to preserve the natural resources and environment entrusted to our care in the communities in which we operate.’
As part of the Texan by Nature 20, the organization honors companies across 12 industries in the Lone Star State whose ingenuity are forging new, beneficial paths in conservation. With 168 million acres of land paired with global leadership across multiple industries, the state of Texas benefits from having industry leaders who see the value in partnering with conservation initiatives and developing innovative, sustainable methods and processes within their business.
‘At Texan by Nature, we accelerate conservation efforts that are beneficial to our natural resources, health and economic prosperity,’ said Joni Carswell, CEO & president of Texan by Nature. ‘It is an honor to showcase and celebrate conservation led by Texas-based businesses that pairs our wealth of natural and business resources.’
The Texan by Nature 20 honorees were selected based upon a stated dedication to conservation, demonstrated commitment to conservation through investment and volunteerism, measurement and reporting of spending and impact on conservation efforts, and employee engagement. Honorees were identified through submissions as well as researched through publicly available information on conservation and sustainability efforts. An esteemed, cross-industry selection committee made the final selection of honorees for the 2020 Texan by Nature 20.
‘Congratulations to this year’s Texan by Nature 20,’ said former first lady and Texan by Nature founder, Laura Bush. ‘These companies are leaders in their industry and they are innovators in conservation. I am thrilled to recognize their efforts, and I encourage other companies to follow their example. Together, we can keep Texas thriving for the next generation.’
For 2020, the Texan by Nature 20 includes honorees such as Sanderson Farms; American Campus Communities; CEMEX; Cirrus Logic; Citi; City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability; Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Dell Technologies; Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; Farmer Brothers; Harvest Seasonal Kitchen; H-E-B; Marathon Petroleum Corporation; North Texas Municipal Water District; Overland Partners Architects + Urban Design; Plateau Land & Wildlife Management and Braun & Gresham, PLLC; Stantec; Sysco; Target; Texas Health Resources; and Vistra.