Introduced www.whatsinmyfood.com, a website that shares with our consumers what goes into our food, how we make our food and why we make the choices behind the ingredients we use in our food.
Became the first major food company to support a mandatory national labeling standard for products that may contain GMOs.
Increased total gross sales of foods that meet the definition of “healthy,” as defined by the FDA and other globally accepted criteria, by 8.6 percent for our U.S. product portfolio.
Committed to eliminate the use of artificial flavors and colors in our North American portfolio by 2018.
Grew our better-for-you portfolio through the acquisition of Garden Fresh Gourmet, makers of the number-one branded refrigerated salsa in the U.S., as well as hummus, dips and tortilla chips.
Committed to source only cage-free eggs within our supply chain by 2025.
Spent more than $171 million with more than 250 women- and minority-owned suppliers, surpassing our diversity spend goal.
Expanded renewable energy use in our manufacturing facilities through the addition of a co-generation combined heat and power unit in Toronto, Canada; the addition of a second fuel cell in Bloomfield, Connecticut; and a new 1 MW solar array, also in Bloomfield.
Increased our global waste recycling rate to 84 percent as we work toward our 2020 recycle goal of 95 percent.
Eliminated 316,000 pounds of raw material used for packaging in our manufacturing processes in FY2015, surpassing our cumulative goal to eliminate 100 million pounds of packaging by 2020.
Reduced agricultural water use by 18 percent (gal/lb raw tomato) and produced 12 percent fewer fertilizer-related GHG emissions per ton of tomatoes as compared to 2014.
Reduced our absolute GHG emissions by 6.2 percent in FY2015; and reduced GHG emissions on an intensity basis by 23 percent per tonne of food produced since 2008.
Reduced our absolute water use by 2.4 percent in FY2015; and reduced water use on an intensity basis by 24 percent per tonne of food produced since 2008.
Launched a new development program, Inclusive Leadership: Discovering Unconscious Bias, designed to help employees recognize and correct unintended bias in the workplace.
Named a “Corporate Game Changer” by the Women’s Forum of New York and the Executive Women of New Jersey for having at least 20 percent female representation on our Board of Directors.
Received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index and designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
Continued to record lost-time incident and occupational injury and illness frequency rates well below industry averages, including a lost-time case rate of .29, where the industry average is 1.1.
Recorded more than 14,100 employee volunteer hours in the U.S. and awarded $169,500 through more than 100 Dollars for Doers grants to nonprofits, based on employee volunteer hours.
Donated more than $50 million in food to support organizations such as Feeding America in the U.S.; and provided more than 2 million pounds of food to Food Banks Canada to support food-insecure Canadian families.