Campbell Named To Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Sept. 15, 2014

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the sixth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a fifth 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 its hometown communities.

“Campbell’s inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is a reminder that what we do every day matters,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President-Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility. “We are making real, meaningful progress as we strive to reach our sustainability and corporate citizenship goals with a focus in areas such as ethical sourcing, environmental management, responsible and sustainable agriculture, and the creation of healthier communities.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices recognized Campbell’s progress in several areas including: Packaging, Operational Eco-Efficiency, Supply Chain Management, Water Related Risks and more. Key results from the past year include:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 4.4 percent per tonne of food produced;
  • Reducing water consumption by 2.6 percent per tonne of food produced;
  • Achieving a waste recycling rate of more than 83 percent worldwide;
  • Logging more than 20,000 volunteer hours in the U.S. and Canada in local communities;
  • Providing more than $1.7 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.

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices track the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. In selecting the top performers in each business sector, S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM assess companies on several general and industry-specific topics. These include corporate governance, environmental policy, climate strategy, human capital development and labor practices.

Campbell's Corporate Social Responsibility strategies are designed to deliver measurable impacts in four key areas: Our Consumers, Our Planet, Our Employees and Our Community. To learn more visit www.campbellcsr.com.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE: CPB) makes real food that matters for life’s moments, from high-quality soups and simple meals to snacks and healthy beverages. 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 its iconic “Campbell's” brand, the company’s portfolio includes “Pepperidge Farm,” “Goldfish,” “Bolthouse Farms,” “V8,” “Swanson,” “Prego,” “Pace,” “Plum Organics,” “Arnott’s,” “Tim Tam,” “Royal Dansk” and “Kjeldsens.” 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.

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