Kraft Heinz releases first corporate social responsibility report

December 7, 2017

Kraft Heinz has released its inaugural corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which reveals the global food company’s CSR strategy and goals and announces a new commitment to transition to 100% cage-free eggs in all global operations by 2025. The Kraft Heinz CSR strategy includes four key pillars:

  • Better Supply Chain: Creating a sustainable, global supply chain by establishing responsible farm-to-market ingredient and material sourcing policies.
  • Better Environment: Promoting environmental sustainability by managing and reducing the company’s resource needs to minimize its impact on the planet and preserve natural resources.
  • Better Products: Meeting the needs and demands of today’s consumers by improving the nutritional and wellness profiles of Kraft Heinz products.
  • Better Communities: Strengthening communities around the world by making a sustainable difference in the fight to end global hunger and malnutrition.

In the report, Kraft Heinz also introduces two global goals within its Better Supply Chain and Better Products pillars. In the first, Kraft Heinz will expand its previous commitments to source cage-free eggs in North America, Europe, and Latin America, and will transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply globally by 2025. To date, the company has transitioned one-third of its global egg supply to cage-free.

Additionally, Kraft Heinz will expand its product nutrition guidelines globally, with a target to achieve 70% compliance by 2023. As the foundation of the company’s nutrition and wellness approach, the guidelines recommend limits on calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar; encourage positive vitamins and minerals, as well as nutritious food groups like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy; and favor wellness attributes like natural and organic.

“At Kraft Heinz, we’re focused on addressing the most critical environmental and societal challenges affecting our industry and global communities, and finding ways to drive meaningful change—today and in the future,” said Bernardo Hees, CEO at Kraft Heinz. “We began our CSR journey back in 2015—grounded in the ideals of our founders J.L. Kraft and H.J. Heinz—and are proud to share the steps we’ve taken to improve our planet and its people.”

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