Water is a critical natural resource that is essential to life. As the demand for water to sustain environmental and human needs increases around the world, so, too, do the hazards to its safety and availability.
Water is also essential to Campbell’s business. It is an integral component in the production of all foods and beverages. At Campbell, we use water in the manufacture of many of our products, as well as for cleaning, cooking, and transporting vegetables within our plants.
Maintaining a clean and sustainable supply of water is imperative both to the future of our Company and to the future of our communities. We recognize the impact of our business on the communities in which we live and operate, and we strive to comply with all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements with respect to water quality and consumption in our communities.
Campbell has a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship. As part of our Environmental Sustainability Policy, we are committed to reducing both the short- and long-term impacts of our business on the environments of our communities. This Water Policy, which applies to our businesses worldwide, is an important element of that commitment.
The United Nations defines the human right to water as an assurance that water will be available, accessible, safe, acceptable and affordable to all people, without discrimination. We are committed to supporting this critical human right, and to demonstrating our respect for the human right to water in the following ways: