Global Food and beverage company Kraft Heinz introduced new sustainability commitments today, along with the release of the company’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report. The company’s goals include sustainable sourcing of ingredients, use of renewable energy, and providing meals to people in need.
Miguel Patricio, Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Heinz, said:
“At Kraft Heinz, we’re constantly re-evaluating our practices to ensure we’re being a responsible global company, as well as global citizens with a duty to bring our company and products to consumers in a healthy, sustainable way.”
Kraft Heinz stated that its ESG strategy focuses on three key pillars, including Environmental Stewardship, Responsible Sourcing, and Healthy Living & Community Support. The new goals revealed today fall within the Environmental Stewardship and Responsible Sourcing categories.
The company stated that it plans to sustainably source 100 percent of Heinz Ketchup tomatoes by 2025 globally, in accordance with the company’s Sustainable Agriculture Practices. Additionally, as the company assesses the greenhouse gas emissions of its entire supply chain in order to set reduction targets, it has committed to a goal of purchasing a majority renewable electricity across all Kraft Heinz facilities by 2025.
Other 2025 sustainability goals the company has set include:
- Extending Global Nutrition Guidelines to improve the health and wellness of its products, with a goal of 85% worldwide compliance (the company exceeded its goal of 70% compliance by 2023 four years ahead of schedule)
- Providing or donating the equivalent of 1.5 billion meals to people in need (building off its commitment to provide 1 billion meals to people in need by 2021)
- Decreasing energy use by 15% at manufacturing facilities globally
- At its global manufacturing facilities, setting a target to decrease water use by 20% in high-risk watershed areas and 15% across all others, and decreasing waste by 20% by 2025
“This new ESG strategy reflects a new company Value: We do the right thing. We’re actively working each day to create a company and products we and the world can be proud of.”