Campbell recognized for comprehensive approach to sustainability
CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 22, 2015–
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 for the third year in a
row. Campbell is one of 20 U.S. companies, and one of two U.S. food
companies, included in the Global 100. The Global 100 drew companies
from 22 countries on five continents and inclusion in the top 100 puts
Campbell in the top 2.2 percent of the 4,609 companies evaluated.
“Campbell’s corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies are
integrated into every aspect of our business and culture,” said Dave
Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate
Responsibility. “Having our performance and disclosure recognized by the
Global 100 for a third consecutive year is evidence that Campbell
employees continue to make progress in our commitment to being good
stewards, as well as advancing our performance.”
Corporate Knights ranks the Global 100 against twelve quantitative key
performance indicators that run the gamut from energy and water use, to
employee compensation and corporate tax strategy as well as
sector-specific key performance indicators related to efficient use of
energy and water, waste metrics and workplace safety.
Over the past four years, Campbell’s capital investments in energy and
water conservation have yielded a cumulative savings of more than $60
million. Additional environmental stewardship achievements include:
Saving more than 1 billion gallons of water annually since 2009, a
cumulative savings of more than 5 billion gallons;
Saving approximately 1 million fewer mmbtus of energy each year, a
cumulative savings of more than 410,000 metric tonnes of CO2;
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 13.3 percent per tonne of food
produced over four years;
Initiating projects to extend renewable energy use from a few
kilowatts to more than 12 megawatts; and
Saving more than 4.2 million pounds of packaging through
lightweighting and package redesign in fiscal 2013.
Campbell’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability 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.campbellcsr.com.
For full Global 100 rankings and other details, please see: http://global100.org/global-100-index/
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE: CPB) makes real food that matters for life’s moments,
from high-quality soups and simple meals to snacks and healthy
beverages. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide
authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that
connect them to each other, to warm memories and to what’s important
today. Led by its iconic Campbell’s brand, the company’s
portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Bolthouse
Farms, V8, Swanson, Prego, Pace, Plum
Organics, Arnott’s, Tim Tam, Royal Dansk and Kjeldsens.
Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a
good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member
of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.
For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com
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Thomas Hushen (Media)