For the Second Consecutive Year, Campbell Named to Corporate Knights
CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Campbell Soup Company(NYSE:CPB) has been named to the
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate
Knights, a media, research and financial products company. Campbell is
one of 18 U.S. companies, and the only U.S. food company, included in
the Global 100. The Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on six
continents and inclusion in the top 100 puts Campbell in the top 2.4
percent of the 4000 evaluated.
"Being named to the Global 100 affirms Campbell's and our employees'
long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and our ability to
deliver both environmental sustainability solutions and business
results," said Dave Stangis, Campbell's Vice President, Public Affairs
and Corporate Responsibility. "We continually challenge ourselves to
become one of the most socially responsible consumer goods companies in
the world, by building a more innovative, responsive and transparent
The Global 100 is the most extensive data-driven corporate
sustainability assessment in existence. Corporate Knights ranks the
Global 100 using a two-step methodology, screening companies on criteria
such as sustainability disclosure, management practices and financial
health; and then scoring companies by sector-specific key performance
indicators related to efficient use of energy and water, waste metrics
and community engagement.
The Corporate Knights recognized Campbell for its innovative energy and
water conservation programs. Over the past four years, Campbell's
capital investments in energy and water conservation have yielded a
cumulative savings of more than $53.9 million. Additional environmental
stewardship achievements include:
Saving more than 1 billion gallons of water annually;
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 280,000 metric tonnes
of CO2, the equivalent to emissions from nearly 60,000 cars;
Reducing waste sent to landfills by almost 7 percent and attaining an
overall 85 percent recycle rate; and
Saving more than 2.4 million pounds of packaging through
lightweighting and package redesign.
Campbell was also cited for its key community engagement initiatives,
Integrating company sustainability performance into employee incentive
and recognition programs;
Applying its culinary capabilities and production expertise to work
with local farmers and a nonprofit organization to use blemished
produce to create Just Peachy salsa, which helped fund
nine hunger relief programs in Southern New Jersey;
Distributing more than $40 million globally in food and beverage
donations, employee giving and financial contributions to nonprofit
Collecting a record 70.7 million pounds of food during the annual
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive™.
Campbell's Corporate Social Responsibility strategies are designed to
deliver measurable impacts in four key areas: Our Consumers, Our Planet,
Our Employees and Our Community. To learn more visit http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr.
For full Global 100 rankings and other details, please see: http://global100.org/global-100-index/
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality
foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, snacks and healthy
beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm,"
"Arnott's," "V8," "Bolthouse Farms," "Plum Organics" and "Kjeldsens."
Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives
to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in
the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the
Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more
information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com
or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
Source: Campbell Soup Company