CAMDEN, N.J., Nov 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company(NYSE: CPB) was recognized by the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation with its Gold Medal Award for the company’s significant contributions to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The IRTS Foundation is a charity dedicated to building future media leaders via educational programs, training opportunities and diversity initiatives for students and educators across the nation. The Gold Medal Award is one of the industry’s highest honors. Established in 1960, it has traditionally saluted lifetime or corporate achievement.
According to IRTS President Joyce Tudryn, “This year, IRTS decided to raise the bar even higher by looking at what some might call the overall soul of a company and its power to make a positive difference. We were pleased to present our inaugural Gold Medal for corporate social responsibility to the Campbell Soup Company. Campbell is truly extraordinary in every area that comprises CSR and communicates what it does with the kind of clarity, transparency and style that sets a standard for others to follow.”
Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the company on Nov. 15 in New York City.
Conant said, “Our company has long been committed to advancing corporate social responsibility and sustainability. I am proud that Campbell’s corporate responsibility practices have been recognized, reflecting the effort of thousands of dedicated Campbell people around the world.”
Through its “Nourishing” corporate social responsibility program, Campbell has been widely recognized for making a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. The company has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate Responsibility magazine, named to the list of 2010 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine and named a Catalyst Award Winner in 2010. Campbell’s 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility report describes its strategies, policies and programs that will help drive the company toward four comprehensive goals by 2020. The report can be accessed in its entirety at 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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