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Campbell Soup Company on May 4 announced four sustainability and corporate citizenship goals, including goals to reduce childhood obesity and water consumption. The company described these and other plans in its 2010 corporate social responsibility report, which can be viewed at www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr.
The report, Nourishing: Consumers • Neighbors • Employees • Planet, describes Campbell’s strategies, policies and programs that will help drive the company toward four comprehensive goals by 2020.
“For Campbell, conducting business in a socially responsible way is mission critical,” said Douglas R. Conant, president and CEO. “We firmly believe that, as we build an extraordinary company, we can also build a better world. In 2009 we established a corporate strategy to advance a powerful commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility in everything we do. In this report, we have defined four long-term destination goals that will clarify our purpose, promote strategic alignment across our organization and deliver measureable results.”
Over the next decade, Campbell will pursue the following four goals:
Campbell issued its first Corporate Social Responsibility report in 2008. Since then, the company has made significant progress, including:
Campbell has been widely recognized for its corporate social responsibility efforts since publishing its 2008 Report. The company has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate Responsibility magazine, ranked second in 2008 and ninth in 2009 for Best Corporate Reputation by Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Reputation Institute, named to the list of 2010 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine and named a Catalyst Award winner in 2010.
The structure and content of the 2010 Report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines as a basis for organization and content. The 2010 Report addresses Campbell operations on a global basis and includes performance metrics from fiscal years 2007 and 2008, where available.
To conserve resources, the full report is only available on line at www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr. A 24-page print report, printed on 100 percent post-consumer waste recycled paper, is also available on request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.