Campbell Recognized for Sustainability

By  CGT Staff — 09/20/2016

Campbell Soup Company was recently 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 creating a more sustainable environment and making a measurable difference in local communities.
 
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, N.J.;
• 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.

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