Updates Corporate Social Responsibility Report
CAMDEN, N.J., May 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today reported its progress on its sustainability and corporate citizenship goals, including efforts to improve the health of young people and reduce the environmental footprint of its products. The complete update of its corporate social responsibility report is available at www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr.
The 2011 report, Nourishing: Consumers – Neighbors – Employees – Planet, describes Campbell’s strategies, policies and programs to help drive the company toward four comprehensive goals by 2020.
“Across the Campbell organization we continue to demonstrate progress toward our 2020 goals,” said Dave Stangis, Vice President – Corporate Social Responsibility. “We have updated the online report to reflect performance from fiscal 2010, which represents important information for both our external and internal stakeholders. More clearly than ever we can show that our efforts are delivering measureable results and value to our business and societal stakeholders.”
Over the next decade, Campbell will pursue the following four goals:
Campbell issued its first Corporate Social Responsibility report in 2008 and its second in 2010. Since last year’s report, the company has made significant progress, including:
Campbell has been widely recognized for its corporate social responsibility efforts. The company was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, named #2 on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate Responsibility magazine, named #1 in the HIP100 (Human Impact + Profit) Portfolio, added to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, named to the list of 2010 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine and named a Catalyst Award winner in 2010.
The structure and content of the 2011 Report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines as a basis for organization and content. The 2011 update to the Report addresses Campbell operations on a global basis and includes performance metrics from fiscal years 2008, 2009 and 2010, where available.
To conserve resources, this year’s updated full report is only available on line at www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr. The 2010 CSR report was also printed as a digest size, 24-page report, printed on 100 percent post-consumer waste recycled paper. It is also available on request by contacting [email protected].
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,” “Arnott’s” and “V8.” 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.campbellsoup.com.
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
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