Corporate Social Responsibility
Good food today goes beyond outstanding taste, nutrition and supporting a balanced lifestyle. We believe that great food comes from brands that have an unwavering dedication to doing what's right for all, which means giving back to communities, sourcing ingredients in a responsible way and being a caretaker of the environment. It also means that growth should not come at any cost.
That's why we created our Good Food, Stronger Communities and Better Planet focus areas to drive robust environmental and social impact initiatives. We bring these commitments to life by embedding integrity into our sustainable business practices and developing innovative programs that deliver on our promise of being a leading corporate and community citizen. Our areas of focus reflect what is most important to you, our stakeholders, and where we have the most impact as a business.
In recognition of this journey and our achievements to date, Conagra Brands has earned a place on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past six years. Assessing the world's largest companies, DJSI identifies sustainability leaders by measuring economic, environmental and social performance. We understand that this is a journey where now, more than ever, our social and environmental performance is directly tied to business results.
The Planet in Focus
With the world population predicted to reach 9 billion people by 2050, the sustainability of agriculture and how we make food is critically important. At Conagra Brands, we're focused on minimizing resource use — energy, water and materials — to improve efficiency in our operations. We're also collaborating with our network of suppliers and farmers on sustainable sourcing to ensure long-term resource availability.
Annually, we celebrate the teams and people behind the year's most innovative and impactful sustainability projects through our Sustainable Development Awards program. In 2016, over 55 projects were submitted that improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, conserved water and eliminated waste — all while delivering $8.7 million in savings. Every effort our employees make to bring our sustainability vision to life marks progress toward these important goals.