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  • 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.