CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the eighth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the seventh consecutive year. These independent rankings recognize Campbell’s leadership in supporting long-term shareholder value while creating a more sustainable environment and making a measurable difference in local communities.
“Campbell is proud to continue to be recognized as a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President - Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. “We are committed to a sustainability strategy that is aligned with our purpose – Real food that matters for life’s moments – across all areas of our company. Integrating sustainability into our operations is not just good for the planet and our consumers, but also good for business.”
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and its publisher, RobecoSAM, recognized Campbell’s progress in several areas including: Health & Nutrition, Materiality, Corporate Philanthropy, Water Related Risks and Packaging. Campbell’s key results in these areas from the past year include:
- Increasing the total gross sales of foods that meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration definition of healthy by 8.6 percent for Campbell’s U.S. product portfolio;
- Logging more than 14,100 volunteer hours in Campbell’s hometown communities in the U.S.;
- Providing more than $1.8 million in grants through the Campbell Soup Foundation to nonprofit community service organizations, with more than half dedicated to agencies serving the city of Camden;
- Reducing absolute water use by 2.4 percent in fiscal 2015; and
- Eliminating 316,000 pounds of raw material used for packaging in manufacturing processes in fiscal 2015, surpassing the company’s cumulative goal to eliminate 100 million pounds of packaging by 2020.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI are a set of investible indices that track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social factors. RobecoSAM invited the world’s largest 3,400 companies from developed and emerging markets to take part in its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
Campbell’s Corporate Responsibility strategies are designed to deliver measurable impacts and are discussed in Campbell’s Corporate Responsibility Report: Real Food, Real Commitment, Real Change. To learn more visit www.campbellcsr.com.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose: “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” We make a range of high-quality soups and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged fresh foods. 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 our iconic Campbell’s brand, our portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens and Garden Fresh Gourmet. 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 Indices.
For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo. To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the ingredients we use, visit www.whatsinmyfood.com/.