CAMDEN, N.J.--Jan. 22, 2015-- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has been named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate Knights, a media, research and financial products company for the third year in a row. Campbell is one of 20 U.S. companies, and one of two U.S. food companies, included in the Global 100. The Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on five continents and inclusion in the top 100 puts Campbell in the top 2.2 percent of the 4,609 companies evaluated.
“Campbell’s corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies areintegrated into every aspect of our business and culture,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility. “Having our performance and disclosure recognized by the Global 100 for a third consecutive year is evidence that Campbell employees continue to make progress in our commitment to being good stewards, as well as advancing our performance.”
Corporate Knights ranks the Global 100 against twelve quantitative key performance indicators that run the gamut from energy and water use, to employee compensation and corporate tax strategy as well as sector-specific key performance indicators related to efficient use of energy and water, waste metrics and workplace safety.
Over the past four years, Campbell’s capital investments in energy and water conservation have yielded a cumulative savings of more than $60 million. Additional environmental stewardship achievements include:
- Saving more than 1 billion gallons of water annually since 2009, a cumulative savings of more than 5 billion gallons;
- Saving approximately 1 million fewer mmbtus of energy each year, a cumulative savings of more than 410,000 metric tonnes of CO2;
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 13.3 percent per tonne of food produced over four years;
- Initiating projects to extend renewable energy use from a few kilowatts to more than 12 megawatts; and
- Saving more than 4.2 million pounds of packaging through lightweighting and package redesign in fiscal 2013.
Campbell's Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability strategies are designed to deliver measurable impacts in four key areas: Our Consumers, Our Planet, Our Employees and Our Community. To learn more visit http://www.campbellcsr.com.
For full Global 100 rankings and other details, please see: http://global100.org/global-100-index/ or http://www.corporateknights.com/reports/2015-global-100/.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE: CPB) makes real food that matters for life’s moments, from high-quality soups and simple meals to snacks and healthy beverages. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories and to what’s important today. Led by its iconic Campbell’s brand, the company’s portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Bolthouse Farms, V8, Swanson, Prego, Pace, Plum Organics, Arnott’s, Tim Tam, Royal Dansk and Kjeldsens. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.