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Campbell Soup Company Rises to Second on List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens

CAMDEN, N.J., Mar 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company(NYSE:CPB) placed second on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 12th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, regarded as the top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly-available information. Campbell moved up ten places from its ranking last year.


Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Campbell is committed to advancing our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. It is gratifying to have Campbell’s corporate responsibility practices and performance be recognized. This honor reflects the effort of thousands of dedicated Campbell people around the world who are absolutely committed to winning in the workplace, marketplace and community.”


Launched in 2000, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on over 320 data points of publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, governance, philanthropy and financial performance. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List’s open and transparent methodology is governed by a Methodology Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association.


The top 10 ranked as follows: Johnson Controls Inc., Campbell Soup Company, International Business Machines, Corp., Bristol-Meyer-Squibb Co., Mattel, Inc., 3M Co., Accenture, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., and Nike Inc. The full list is available at www.thecro.com.


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 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 www.campbellsoup.com.


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