More than ever, consumers expect brands to be socially responsible, authentic and open about how and where their food is made, why certain ingredients are used, and how those ingredients are produced and sourced.
As we at Campbell strive to live up to our Purpose — Real food that matters for life’s moments — we are committed to building trust through transparency and sustainability. In 2016 we boldly defined our Real Food Philosophy, grounded in three simple principles:
Real food has roots. It should be made with recognizable, desirable ingredients from plants and animals.
Real food is prepared with care. It should be crafted using ethical sourcing and sustainable practices that safeguard the natural resources we all share.
Real food should be accessible to all. It should always be delicious, safe and available at a fair price — all three without compromise.
More than ever, consumers expect brands to be socially responsible, authentic and open about how and where their food is made, why certain ingredients are used, and how those ingredients are produced and sourced. We know the people who buy our foods hold us to a higher standard, and we welcome that accountability. For this reason, we put corporate responsibility and sustainability at the heart of our core business strategies.
We launched our 2020 CSR and Sustainability Agenda in 2010 and have made meaningful progress in many areas. We have:
- Reduced energy usage by more than 420,000 million British Thermal Units;
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 85,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent on an absolute basis;
- Increased its water use by nearly 780,000 cubic meters; and
- Recycled more than 32,000 metric tonnes of materials in its processing sites.
- Total charitable giving was more than $59 million in the last fiscal year alone including company, employee and Campbell Soup Foundation giving.
- An additional $50 million of in-kind product donations were made across the globe.
- Our Healthy Communities Program is a growing community collaborative committed to reducing childhood obesity by increasing food access, providing nutrition education and creating better opportunities for physical activity in Camden, NJ; Norwalk, CT; Napoleon, OH; metro Detroit, MI; and Snohomish County, WA.
For nearly 150 years, Campbell has made real food and real experiences that connect our consumers to each other and the world around them. As our company leader, I am committed to making a profit AND a difference, and we are doing both in a way that’s authentic, that’s transparent and that truly matters.