Conant and Campbell Recognized for Supporting DiversityCAMDEN, N.J., Mar 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) President and Chief Executive
Officer Douglas R. Conant was named to the InterOrganization Network’s
(ION) inaugural list of “Guys Who Get It,” a compilation of 11 leading
executives at U.S. public companies who recognize the value of diversity.
ION, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing
representation of women on for-profit boards and in executive suites,
also released its sixth annual report on the status of women director
and executive officers. The reports findings can be accessed at www.IONwomen.org.
“The men on this list of highly influential business leaders were chosen
because they have demonstrated a clear understanding of the business
case for diverse leadership. They are impressive role models for
corporate executives looking to diversify their own leadership teams,”
said ION President Rona Wells.
Conant was selected because of the strides Campbell has made under his
leadership to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace. Notably,
Campbell has increased the number of women in leadership roles,
including executive, manufacturing and functional positions, and
increased women’s representation on its Board of Directors.
Conant said, “Campbell’s mission is to build the world’s most
extraordinary food company by nourishing people’s lives everywhere,
every day. Simply put, you cannot build an extraordinary company without
an extraordinary and diverse workforce. We focus on this in a very
purposeful way, including specific programs designed to win with women.
While I am proud of our achievements and the recognition we have
received, I am confident that we can do even more to advance women in
Since 2001, Campbell has strived to build a distinctive and innovative
culture that embraces risk taking, innovation, trust, performance and
accountability. Women have been integral to creating that culture and
driving Campbell’s business performance.
Campbell also was recently recognized with the 2010 Catalyst Award for
its success in advance women to leadership roles and with the Gallup
Great Workplace Award for 2010 as one of the most productive and engaged
workforces in the world.
Additionally, “Campbell’s Select Harvest” soups were ranked as the top
new food and beverage product of 2009, according to Information
Resources Inc.(IRI). These soups were created after extensive market
research that asked women what they looked for when choosing
ready-to-serve soups. According to the IRI, “Campbell’s Select Harvest”
soups generated $202 million in sales in its first year on the market.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, 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.” For more information on the company, visit
Campbell’s website at www.campbellsoup.com.
About The InterOrganization Network
The InterOrganization Network (www.IONwomen.org),
is a national nonprofit organization representing approximately 10,000
women dedicated to increasing representation of women on for-profit
boards and in executive suites. ION creates a national voice for its 14
regional member organizations to influence, build awareness and expand
opportunities and connections. ION’s founding sponsor is KPMG LLP, the
audit, tax and advisory firm and U.S. member firm of KPMG International
Cooperative (“KPMG International”).
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
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Anthony Sanzio (Media)
Jennifer Driscoll (Analysts)