CAMDEN, N.J., April 22, 2014 – Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, What’s In a Name, highlighting the company’s integrated CSR approach to consumers, employees, the environment and community. The full report can be viewed at www.campbellcsr.com.
“As a leader in the food and beverage industry, Campbell is demonstrating our steadfast commitment to making good, honest, authentic food for the people who live, work and eat in our communities,” said Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup Company. “We have worked hard to earn the loyalty and trust of consumers throughout our 145-year history and are committed to a strategy that integrates CSR and sustainability across our business in order to build shareholder value.”
The report details Campbell’s progress against its 2020 Agenda, which established the company’s CSR imperatives and four Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship goals:
The report highlights Campbell’s progress toward advancing these goals. In fiscal 2013, the company:
“The spirit of Campbell employees resonates throughout the report, acting as a catalyst to drive true, measurable outcomes,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President – Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility. “This year’s report illustrates key performance measures against our strategy and outlines our best opportunities to impact positive change.”
In recognition of its strategy and strong results, Campbell was named this year to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate Knights, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens, the Civic 50, the Vigeo U.S. 50 and Vigeo World 120 Indices, and the Human Rights Campaign 2014 Corporate Equality Index. Campbell also received the following awards: the DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation, the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award by the National Business Group on Health, the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governors from the Institute of Directors, the 2013 Role Model Award from Produce for Better Health and CPG Award for Innovation from the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
This report captures Campbell’s CSR and sustainability strategy and performance in its worldwide operations during fiscal year 2013 (ended July 31, 2013). The structure and content of Campbell’s 2014 report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, along with the GRI Food Processing Sector Supplement. Campbell Soup Company self-declared its CSR report to a GRI Application Level B based on the GRI Application Level Grid. To conserve resources, the full report is available online at www.campbellcsr.com.
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.
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