PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO – October 16, 2023 – Today, The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (the “Company” or “Kraft Heinz”) released its 2023 Environmental Social Governance ("ESG") Report, ‘Together at the Table,’ sharing progress toward its ambitious goals to nourish the communities it serves and the planet through bold innovations and collaboration. The report highlights advancements across the Company’s three key pillars – Healthy Living & Community Support, Environmental Stewardship, and Responsible Sourcing.
“As we work to lead the future of food, we strive to do so responsibly. And as one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, we embrace the opportunity that comes with our size and scale to have a profound impact on communities around the world and in the lives of consumers, customers, employees, and partners,” said Miguel Patricio, Kraft Heinz CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors. “Together, we are pioneering and advancing solutions that are transforming the products we bring to market to make a lasting, positive impact around us.”
Key Progress Across the Three ESG Pillars Include:
Healthy Living & Community Support
Kraft Heinz is committed to caring for its people, enhancing the nutrition and health of its products, and creating moments that matter for its people and communities. The Company is addressing these aspirations by developing data-driven diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (“DEI&B”) strategies; strengthening partnerships aligned with hunger relief, nutrition support, and self-sustaining food sources; and making ongoing improvements to the nutrition of its product portfolio in alignment with credible science and public health goals. In 2022, Kraft Heinz:
To address ongoing environmental challenges, Kraft Heinz continues to innovate across its operational footprint and value chain to unlock energy, carbon, water, packaging, and waste solutions. When it comes to sustainable packaging, the Company is identifying relevant solutions and working with industry groups to collectively improve recycling infrastructure and explore alternative materials. In 2022, Kraft Heinz:
Kraft Heinz is working across the entire value chain to continue advancing sustainable practices and offering responsible choices. The Company is dedicated to responsible sourcing and related impacts such as human rights, deforestation, animal welfare, and sustainable agriculture. In 2022, Kraft Heinz:
“Our 2023 ESG Report is a testament to the change that’s possible when we collaborate cross-functionally and come together with other businesses, nonprofit organizations, and experts,” said Rashida La Lande, Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel, and Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer at Kraft Heinz. “We recognize we have a long way to go but innovative partnerships like we have with Pulpex, and smart investments in things like renewable electricity, will help position us to continue advancing toward our goals and propelling the industry forward.”
The 2023 ESG Report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative ("GRI") reporting standard and in alignment with the general principles of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board ("SASB") for food and beverage companies, as well as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure ("TCFD"). More information is available at www.kraftheinzcompany.com/esg.
About The Kraft Heinz Company
We are driving transformation at The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC), inspired by our Purpose, Let's Make Life Delicious. Consumers are at the center of everything we do. With 2022 net sales of approximately $26 billion, we are committed to growing our iconic and emerging food and beverage brands on a global scale. We leverage our scale and agility to unleash the full power of Kraft Heinz across a portfolio of six consumer-driven product platforms. As global citizens, we're dedicated to making a sustainable, ethical impact while helping feed the world in healthy, responsible ways. Learn more about our journey by visiting www.kraftheinzcompany.com or following us on LinkedIn.
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Anne-Marie Megela (investors)