This is Campbell Soup Company’s 8th annual Corporate Responsibility Report. In this report, we strive to provide our stakeholders with a balanced view of our corporate responsibility strategy and performance in our worldwide operations during fiscal year 2015 (ended August 2, 2015). This report includes content on our key material issues and an update to key performance metrics, including progress against our 2020 goals. Our previous report was published in 2015. Significant policy or program advances and recognition occurring before or after FY2015 may also be included.
In preparing this report, we used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, including the Food Processing Sector Supplement. This report exceeds the disclosures necessary to meet the core-level reporting requirements, including some content that addresses comprehensive-level disclosures. Please see our GRI Index for more details and www.globalreporting.org to learn more about the GRI framework.
This Campbell CR Report covers our owned and leased facilities on a global basis where we have operational control. Unless otherwise stated, principles and policies referenced in the report apply to locations operated worldwide, and to all employees of Campbell Soup Company. Bolthouse Farms was acquired in August 2012. Plum was acquired in June 2013, and Campbell worked with Plum to incorporate it as a Public Benefit Corporation (Plum, PBC) under Delaware law in August 2013. Kelsen was acquired in August 2013. This year, we made progress in incorporating these acquisitions into many of our reported metrics. Garden Fresh Gourmet was acquired in June 2015, and we will work to incorporate their performance in the next update of the CR Report. This year, our environmental data was restated back to the base year of 2008 to include the Bolthouse Farms, Plum and Kelsen acquisitions.
The metrics and goals in this report are established and measured by the Campbell business units and corporate functions that are responsible for achieving them. This is done in consultation with internal and, in some cases, external stakeholders, as well as by reference to external benchmarks and leadership practices. Our goal is to deliver a useful and accurate description of our performance. Given our rapidly changing business, the number of acquisitions and divestitures, and the limited data from the acquired acquisitions, we are currently working to reevaluate some of our long-term performance goals and anticipate doing that in the next year.
Last year, we successfully completed a third-party limited assurance review consistent with guidance provided by ISO 14064-3 of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory. This assurance process was under the supervision of the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. We did not complete third-party assurance of other sections of the Report.
The full version of this Report can be downloaded HERE. A printed executive summary is also available by request. Additional information about Campbell operations and financial performance is available in our 2015 Annual Report and Form 10-K, which are both available on our corporate website.
We value and welcome feedback from interested stakeholders. Contact Niki King, Senior Manager — CR Program Office, One Campbell Place, MS43, Camden, NJ 08103. You may also contact us via our dedicated CR Feedback Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org.