Campbell Soup Co
Food and beverage manufacturer, especially soup
World's #1 soup maker, and owner of Arnotts Biscuits and Campbell Australia. Its products are available in more than 100 countries.
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The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 4/5.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
This 2010 Greenpeace report documents Sinar Mas repeatedly breaking industry guidelines, Indonesian law and its own public statements, and razing rainforests to the ground in its race to produce palm oil. Some international companies, including Kraft, Nestle and Unilever, have stopped buying palm oil from Sinar Mas following these revelations. However Campbell Soup Company, listed as customers of Sinar Mas' palm oil division in June 2009, have not yet made a similar commitment. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2010][More on Palm Oil]
This company has products rated RED in the Centre for Food Safety's True Food Shopper's Guide (USA). Products on the RED list contain ingredients that come from the most common GE crops (corn, soy, canola, cotton). Companies with products on this list have confirmed that their products may have or are likely to be made with GE ingredients, or have not denied using GE foods when given the opportunity to do so.
[Source 2013][More on Genetic Engineering]
Friends of the Earth's 2014 report "Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks" names this company as one of over 200 transnational food companies engaged in nanotechnology research and development, and on their way to commercializing products. New studies are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence indicating nanomaterials may be toxic to humans and the environment.
[Source 2014][More on Product Safety]
In Jan 2016 Campbell broke ranks with the rest of the US food industry when it announced its support for mandatory federal labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. The company says it will label its products on its own if a national standard is not set. Cambell has fought state-level GMO-labeling initiatives in the past.
[Source 2016][More on Genetic Engineering]
EWG's 2015 report "BPA in Canned Food" analyzed 252 canned food brands to find out which ones are still using BPA (bisphenol A), a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans which has been linked to many health problems. This company was amongst the 'Uncertain Players' for not making it clear whether they were using BPA in their cans. However in March 2016 Campbell's announced it would phase out the use of BPA in all of it's canned soups by mid-2017 (http://bit.ly/1WYM2KD).
[Source 2015][More on Product Safety]
In August 2012 this company received praise from the Humane Society for announcing that it will eliminate gestation crates - small cages used to confine breeding pigs - from its pork supply chains by 2017, and will reach the goal no later than 2022.
[Source 2012][More on Factory Farming]
This company has Corporate Social Responsibility claims on its website.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Since 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation has provided financial support to local champions that inspire positive change in communities throughout the United States where Campbell Soup Company employees live and work, particularly in the company's home town of Camden, New Jersey.
[Source 2015][More on Finance]
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
[Source 2017][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is a member of The Sustainability Consortium, an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. They develop transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives.
[Source 2015][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is a Gold Member of the Sustainable Brands Network, the leading peer to peer, learning and networking group designed to support brands in meeting their sustainability goals and ultimately become those leaders of the next sustainable economy.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
In their 2015 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how the food sector is managing water risk. The report evaluates publicly available information on the water use, stewardship and policies of 37 major food sector companies. This company received a score of 45/100
[Source 2015][More on Habitats]
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. KnowTheChain.org has examined this company's disclosure statement and concluded that it addresses the majority of SB 657 requirements. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2014][More on Workers Rights]
The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is a global initiative that evaluates the world's largest food and beverage manufacturers on their policies, practices and performance related to undernutrition and obesity. Of the 22 companies ranked this company came 12th.
[Source 2016][More on Product Safety]
This company received a score of 51.4/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
A full profile on this US company can be seen at 'Responsible Shopper' website. Follow source link for details on company record and involvements.
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$8.3 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||19,400 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Arnott's Biscuits Ltd
Campbell's Soups Australia Pty Ltd
|Address||Camden, New Jersey, USA|
Products / BrandsArnott's Biscuits
Tim Tams Biscuits/Crackers
Wagon Wheels Biscuits/Crackers
Campbell's Pasta Sauce
Fray Bentos Canned Meat/Meals
V8 Juice & Fruit Drinks