Our commitments to trusted food, vibrant communities, thriving people, and a healthy environment are among the ways we deliver on the promise of our purpose: Connecting people through food they love. Explore the progress we’ve made so far, our goals for the future, and the strategies, policies, and governance mechanisms that guide our work and decision making.
We’re proud of the progress we’ve made and look forward to reaching even more of our goals in the coming years.
We report on our external commitments annually, which have been approved by our leadership team with oversight from the Governance Committee of our Board of Directors.
We’re transparent about where we’re doing well and where we have opportunity to improve.
Our scorecard shows year-over-year data demonstrating our corporate responsibility performance and progress toward achieving our goals.
Corporate responsibility topics are considered material for us if they influence the judgment and decisions of our external and internal stakeholders, as well as having an impact on them and our business. In fiscal 2021, we conducted an assessment with internal and external stakeholders to understand where to focus as our company evolves. As a result, we identified and prioritized our material corporate responsibility topics through a multi-step assessment process.
*Please see our cautionary note on the term materiality.
We reviewed the key corporate responsibility topics reported publicly by our peers and assessed issues that are trending in the media and with Campbell’s investors, customers, suppliers and NGO partners. From this research, we added five new topics to our list: Environmental Compliance, Employee Health and Wellness, Employee Engagement, Biodiversity, and Farmer Livelihoods. We also removed two, Women’s Empowerment and Responsible Use of Technology, as we felt they were embedded in other issues.
We surveyed internal and external stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, retail customers, investors, and NGOs. The survey asked respondents to rate 28 economic, social and environmental topics across two key dimensions—importance to them as a Campbell stakeholder and magnitude of impact on the economy, society or the environment. We received over 700 responses in total with employees accounting for 91% of responses.
The results of the assessment were shared with key internal stakeholders and validated against the results of the research. The results are shared here and are reevaluated throughout the year, as topics can shift in priority. We did see significant shifts in the rating of select topics compared to our last assessment in fiscal 2019, including two of the newly added issues ranking in the top six.
For those issues that are most important to Campbell’s business and to our stakeholders, we identify an owner across the business for each issue area and develop 3-year strategic plans outlining actions needed to manage the issue. We have commitments that we track against, some external and some only internal, and we report our progress twice per year to our leadership team and the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. Each year, we update our ESG strategic plans so that we always have a 3-year roadmap. Responsibility for making progress on ESG issues depends on many teams across the company. We work collaboratively to hold ourselves accountable to our plans, share updates across the organization, and communicate opportunities with relevant teams to accelerate positive impact.
In fiscal 2021, oversight of ESG activities continued to be managed by the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors and is reflected in the Committee’s Charter. The Committee takes an active role in the continued evolution of Campbell’s ESG strategy and public reporting. To ensure that ESG is appropriately managed throughout the organization, we have designed the following governance structures:
Our 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report describes our progress against our goals and how we’re continuing our legacy of impact.
2021 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
2020 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
2019 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
2018 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
2017 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
2016 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF)
2015 Update of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report (PDF)
2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report (PDF)
2013 Update of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report (PDF)
2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report (PDF)
2011 Update of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report (PDF)
2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report (PDF)
We take our responsibilities as a corporate citizen seriously, so we have policies in place to guide our decision making and hold us accountable.
To successfully execute our strategy and continue advancing our goals, it’s important for us to proactively and consistently engage with internal and external stakeholders.
Proactive and consistent engagement with both internal and external stakeholders is critical to effectively implementing our corporate responsibility strategy. Our approach to stakeholder engagement includes:
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