Christensen Farms’ mission is providing superior-quality food to meet the demands of a growing global population. We choose to do so in ethical and sustainable ways that support the wellbeing of our team, our livestock and the planet. We also value transparency and are committed to publishing these yearly reports on our sustainability efforts.

The 2023 Sustainability Report details Christensen Farms’ progress in implementing our LEGUP 2030 strategic plan and Sustainability Tenets that we introduced in our 2022 report. These initiatives continue to guide our efforts toward having positive environmental and social impacts. Please download and read our 2023 Sustainability Report to learn more about our successes and what’s next.

We’re proud to share this overview of Christensen Farms’ operations and sustainability efforts.

The video highlights the range of strategies we employee to maintain our culture of continuous improvement and excellence in support of our “4 P’s”: Pigs, People, Planet and the collective Prosperity of our company, employees, contract growers and the communities in which we operate. We hope you enjoy learning more about what we do and seeing and hearing from members of our great team.

Christensen Farms takes pride in responsibly stewarding the many resources entrusted to us while fulfilling our mission of producing high-quality pork to help feed a growing world. As we mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of our founder, Bob Christensen, we will continue managing our business in ways that honor his legacy and support our commitments to sustainability, to those who work for and with us, to the animals in our care, to our planet, and to our ability to remain viable now and in the future.

In this Sustainability Report, we outline new strategic initiatives – LEGUP 2030 and our four Sustainability Tenets – that will guide our decisions in the decade to come. To read more about the impact of our efforts so far, and where we are heading, we invite you to download and read our 2022 Sustainability Report.

Christensen Farms is committed to a comprehensive, balanced, systems approach to manage our business—doing the right things correctly, demonstrating continuous improvement and minimizing tradeoffs that have a detrimental impact on our people, our pigs, our planet or our ability to be sustainable and viable.

We are committed to doing what’s right for our people, pigs, planet, community, and the customers who purchase our pork. Our focus is targeted throughout the following key areas. For detailed information on our current efforts, download our 2021 Sustainability Report.

operating in an ethical manner and in accordance with the laws where the company operates.

providing an excellent workplace for employees.

reducing the company’s environmental impact

ensuring health and safety of our people.

humanely meeting the needs of our animals.

providing safe pork products and preserving antimicrobial efficacy.

supporting the places where we live, learn, work and play.

using our financial resources responsibly to ensure continued success of our organization and those within our operating platform.