During the 12th edition of the “Back to School” Program, Smithfield Romania volunteers provided the school children from Timiș and Arad County with backpacks and school supplies
Timișoara, September 12, 2018. For 3 days, 7,000 school children from 60 communities in Timiș and Arad Counties were visited by Smithfield Romania volunteers during the educational program ”Back...
Timișoara, September 12, 2018. For 3 days, 7,000 school children from 60 communities in Timiș and Arad Counties were visited by Smithfield Romania volunteers during the educational program ”Back to School”. School and pre-school children were especially pleased to receive school supplies and magnetic boards for kindergarten activities, backpacks, pencil cases and timetables with tips for a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet.
”We strongly believe in the importance of this program, as demonstrated both by the number of school and pre-school children increasingly large with every edition, and the desire of our volunteers to participate in the ”Back to School” caravan. Through our actions at the beginning of each school year, we want to ensure access to education and encourage school performance of children in the community where we operate”, said Cristina Bodea, Sustainability Director, Smithfield Romania.
This year’s program included over 500 children of Smithfield Romania, Elit and Vericom employees, school and pre-school children form the preparatory to 4th grade, who received backpacks and school supplies, early this fall.
”As in the past 12 years, school and pre-schools children from Timiș County, and not only, set off on the path of knowledge, equipped with school supplies necessary to offer them support in education. Next to them are Smithfield Romania volunteers, who demonstrate by the power of example. The long-term partnership with Smithfield Romania comes in support of quality education for each school child”, said Mrs. Aura Codruța Danielescu, General Inspector, Timiș County School Inspectorate.
Over 46,000 school children from localities where Smithfield Romania operates were included in the educational support program “Back to School”, which started in 2007.
Smithfield Romania has developed over time many sustainability and social responsibility programs being, among others: initiator of the program “Food for Souls”- to help families with social needs, sponsor of the project "World Water Monitoring Challenge", a water quality analysis and monitoring program, involving school and pre-school children, initiator of the social responsibility program called ”Smithfield Friends” - to encourage volunteering among employees. Smithfield’s social responsibility programs have bene locally and internationally recognized, company volunteers being awarded with various awards, among which: Smithfield Foods “Environmental and Sustainability Awards 2014”, "Diploma of Excellence" (PR Awards, 2014), and 2nd place and nominations at Romanian CSR Awards Galas, 2013, 2015 and 2016 edition and, more recently, the award: Smithfield Foods Sustainability Awards 2017 – for good practices in sustainability programs.
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APM Timiș announces the decision to issue the Integrated Environmental Permit for SC SMITHFIELD ROMÂNIA – work point Dudestii Vechi, outside Dudestii Vechi, Timis County, for the development of the activity under Appendix I of Law no. 278/2013, regarding the industrial emissions: 6.6 “Equipments for intensive rearing of poultry and pigs, with capacities over:
a) 2000 places for production hogs (over 30 kg).
The public’s observations are received daily at Timiș Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarter, 18 – 18A Liviu Rebreanu Boulevard, within 30 days from the publication date of this announcement.
S.C. SMITHFIELD ROMÂNIA S.R.L., holder of the project “Construction of slurry storage tank”, proposed to be located in Birda commune, Birda village, Land Book Excerpt 402555, topographic no. 402555, Timiş County, hereby announces the interested public of Timiş Environmental Protection Agency’s classification stage, within the assessment stage of the environmental impact, for the project “Construction of slurry storage tank” proposed to be located in Birda Commune, Birda village, Land Book Excerpt 402555, topographic no. 402555, Timiş County.
The draft classification decisions and the reasons thereto can be consulted at the headquarter of the competent authority for environmental protection, i.e. Timiş Environmental Protection Agency, from Timişoara Municipality, 18-18A Liviu Rebreanu Street, Monday to Thursday between 8.00 a.m. – 04.30 p.m., and Friday between 8.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m., and at the following internet address http://apmtm.anpm.ro – Environmental Agreement Section. The interested public may submit comments / observations to the draft classification decision, within 10 days from the date of announcement publication on the internet page of competent authority for environmental protection.