|[December 06, 2013]
Campbell Soup Company Named One of America's Top Community-Minded Companies
CAMDEN, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) was recognized today as a
top company for corporate citizenship in The Civic 50, an annual
initiative that identifies companies for their commitment to improve the
quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey
was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of
Light, and published by Bloomberg (News - Alert) News.
"The Civic 50 recognizes Campbell's commitment to civic
engagement and its integration within our business," said Dave Stangis,
Campbell's Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility.
"We want to provide nourishment to our neighbors. Whether through
nutrition education, supporting local food banks or helping residents
gain access to wholesome foods, the desire to give back to the community
is woven throughout our company's values."
The Civic 50 applicants were evaluated on several
criteria: the number of resources made available to community
improvement, how a company's community engagement activities support its
business interests, how broadly community programs are supported
throughout the organization and overall impact of these initiatives.
In addition to being included in a listing of companies acknowledged as
part of The Civic 50, Campbell received four additional
recognitions. The company was named No. 1 in both "Best of Mid-Cap
Market" and "Best in Consumer Staples (News - Alert) Industry" categories as well as
ranked No. 5 in two of The Civic 50's scoring dimensions -
"Fostering Civic Culture" and "Business Integration."
Campbell was honored for its top-down support of community initiatives,
its use of volunteer and community programs as a way to engae and
recruit employees and its steadfast focus on its corporate social
responsibility destination goals, as well as efforts to measurably
improve the health of young people in its hometown communities. Key
Make a Difference Week, including more than 2,600 employees from 14
locations who participate annually in nearly 100 volunteer projects;
Stamp Out Hunger, a partnership between the National Association of
Letter Carriers, Feeding America and the U.S. Postal Service, which
has collected more than 1.2 billion pounds of food since its inception
Just Peachy salsa, a salsa developed by Campbell's culinary and
product development teams and manufactured and packaged in-kind. The
salsa brought in nearly $100,000 for the Food Bank of South Jersey and
saved nearly a ton of undersized and slightly blemished peaches from
ending up in a landfill; and
The Campbell Healthy Communities program, a social impact effort
focused on driving systemic change through investments in four key
focus areas: food access, physical activity and access, nutrition
education and community engagement.
Campbell's Corporate Social Responsibility strategies are designed to
deliver measureable impacts in four key areas: Our Consumers, Our
Planet, Our Employees and Our Community. To learn more visit http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr.
To learn more about The Civic 50 survey, please visit www.Civic50.org.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality
foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, snacks and healthy
beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm,"
"Arnott's," "V8," "Bolthouse Farms," "Plum Organics" and "Kjeldsens."
Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives
to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in
the communities in which it operates. Campbell 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 (News - Alert) via @CampbellSoupCo.
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