ConAgra Foods Issues 2015 Citizenship Report
OMAHA, Neb., September 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), one of North America's leading food companies, today announced it has issued its 2015 Citizenship Report, providing a deeper look into how the company is doing good through food while driving economic gains for its stakeholders. Available online at www.conagrafoods.com/citizenship-report, the report tracks the progress the company is making on its three-pronged Citizenship platform: Good Food, Stronger Communities and Better Planet.
“As we take the bold steps necessary to transform ConAgra Foods into a higher-margin, more contemporary and higher-performing company, our citizenship ambition will play a critical role in helping us get there,” said Chris Kircher, vice president, corporate affairs, ConAgra Foods. “We are pleased to share more detail about our efforts in the company’s 2015 Citizenship Report now available on the ConAgra Foods website.”
Highlights from ConAgra Foods’ 2015 Citizenship Report include:
- Results from a comprehensive materiality assessment of the company’s internal and external stakeholders to identify the relative priority of environmental, social and governance issues.
- Progress on the company’s journey to eliminate waste. This year, over 80 innovative programs
helped conserve more than 97 million gallons of water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 11,500 metric tons, eliminate waste by 58,700 tons and reduce packaging material use by 15 million pounds — all while delivering more than $70 million in savings, the largest single year savings the company has seen to date through these types of efforts.
- Expanded efforts to end child hunger in America. When the ConAgra Foods Foundation set out to address the increased risk of child hunger during summer months, its goal was to reach 25 percent more children with meals over five years. In the first four years alone, that goal was far surpassed, with 166 percent more children receiving meals. Through a collaborative approach that includes customers, shoppers and employees, the company and the Foundation have been able to multiply the impact on this critical social issue.
- External recognition of ConAgra Foods’ ongoing corporate responsibility commitment, including selection for the fifth consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index validating the company’s progress in key long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
In preparing the 2015 Citizenship Report, ConAgra Foods followed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and the Food Sector supplement. More information on the GRI initiative is available at http://www.globalreporting.org. All data in the report reflects ConAgra Foods' fiscal year 2015, which ended May 31, 2015. The Citizenship Report covers all company-owned facilities, including some owned through joint ventures. ConAgra Foods plans to continue to publish subsequent updates each year in September, following the publication of its Annual Report to Stockholders.
ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies with branded and private branded food found in 99 percent of America’s households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt's®, Marie Callender's®, Orville Redenbacher's®, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim®, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. Additionally, ConAgra Foods supplies frozen potato and sweet potato items as well as other vegetable, spice, and bakery goods to commercial and foodservice customers. To learn more about our commitment to being a good corporate citizen, please visit www.conagrafoods.com/our-commitment.