Campbell Soup Co. announced it was recognized as a top company for corporate citizenship in The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light, and published by Bloomberg News.
“The Civic 50 recognizes Campbell’s commitment to civic engagement and its integration within our business,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s vice president, public affairs and corporate responsibility, in a prepared statement. “We want to provide nourishment to our neighbors. Whether through nutrition education, supporting local food banks or helping residents gain access to wholesome foods, the desire to give back to the community is woven throughout our company’s values.”
The Civic 50 applicants were evaluated on several criteria: the number of resources made available to community improvement, how a company’s community engagement activities support its business interests, how broadly community programs are supported throughout the organization and overall impact of these initiatives.
In addition to being included in a listing of companies acknowledged as part of The Civic 50, Campbell received four additional recognitions. The company was named No. 1 in both “Best of Mid-Cap Market” and “Best in Consumer Staples Industry” categories as well as ranked No. 5 in two of The Civic 50’s scoring dimensions – “Fostering Civic Culture” and “Business Integration.”
Campbell was honored for its top-down support of community initiatives, its use of volunteer and community programs as a way to engage and recruit employees and its steadfast focus on its corporate social responsibility destination goals, as well as efforts to measurably improve the health of young people in its hometown communities.