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Campbell Soup Company Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

CAMDEN, N.J., Sep 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company(NYSE:CPB) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for the second year in a row and to the DJSI World Index for the first time. This independent ranking recognizes the company’s strategic and management approach to delivering economic, environmental and social performance.


Launched in 1999, the DJSI tracks the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. In selecting the top performers in each business sector, DJSI reviews companies on several general and industry-specific topics related to economic, environmental and social dimensions. These include corporate governance, environmental policy, climate strategy, human capital development and labor practices.


Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President – Corporate Social Responsibility, said, “Campbell is committed to advancing a differentiated sustainability and corporate social responsibility strategy to deliver competitive advantage in the U.S. and around the world. We have a set of CSR objectives for the next decade that is aligned with our company’s mission and leverages the outstanding effort Campbell people are making around the world to make our products and processes more sustainable, while we continue to meet the needs of our consumers, customers, suppliers and employees.”


Over the past year, Campbell has made progress in the following areas:




  • Certified over 85 U.S. products “Heart Healthy” by the American Heart Association

  • Offered 90 soups at healthy sodium levels, including Campbell’s Condensed Tomato soup

  • Logged more than 14,000 employee volunteer hours in the U.S.

  • Distributed more than $21 million in product donations globally

  • Received the Catalyst Award for the company’s work with women in the workplace

  • Exceeded safety benchmarks in the food industry

  • Eliminated more than 3.5 million pounds of steel and 1 million pounds of fiber while saving more than $4.5 million in packaging costs

  • Reduced water use in food production by more than 9 percent


Campbell includes sustainability and corporate social responsibility as one of its seven core business strategies. The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies are intended to make positive impacts in four key areas: Our Consumers, Our Planet, Our Employees and Our Community. To learn more visit http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr.


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 http://www.campbellsoup.com.


 


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