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Campbell Soup Company Ranked Among Top 5 Best Corporate Citizens

Company recognized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for 8th consecutive year

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 20, 2017-- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) was recognized today as a top corporate citizen by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Campbell ranked No. 5 among all large-cap Russell 1000 companies on the magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, which is regarded as a top corporate responsibility ranking. Criteria is based on publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support.

“We are proud to be recognized as a top corporate citizen by Corporate Responsibility Magazine,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer. “Campbell established a goal of setting the standard for transparency in the food industry - we believe we are uniquely positioned to leverage our capabilities and expertise to elevate trust through real food, transparency and sustainability. While we're on a journey, this recognition is a testament to our people living into our Purpose, Real food that matters for life's moments.”

Over the last five years, Campbell has:

 

• Reduced its energy usage by more than 420,000 mmBtus;

• Reduced its GHG emissions by more than 85,000 metric tonnes CO2e on an absolute basis;

• Decreased its water usage by nearly 780,000 cubic meters; and

• Recycled more than 32,000 metric tonnes of materials in its processing sites.

 

Launched in 2000, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on more than 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List’s methodology is governed by the Methodology Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Association. The full list is available at www.thecro.com.

Campbell's Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability strategies are designed to deliver measurable impacts in five key areas: Our Consumers, Our Planet, Our Employees, Our Community and Our Shareholders. To learn more visit www.campbellcsr.com.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” We make a range of high-quality soups and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged fresh foods. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories and to what’s important today. Led by our iconic Campbell’s brand, our portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens and Garden Fresh Gourmet. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo. To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the ingredients we use, visit www.whatsinmyfood.com.

Source: Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company
Thomas Hushen, 856-342-5227
Thomas_Hushen@CampbellSoup.com