Herbs & spices maker
World's #1 spice maker.
|McCormick & Co. Inc||USA||website|
|McCormick & Co. Inc|
This company received a score of 67.8/100 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]
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 'Worst Players' for exclusively using cans with BPA.
[Source 2015][More on Product Safety]
In their 2017 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how food sector companies are responding to water risks. 42 companies were assessed on a 0-100 point basis across four categories of water management: governance and strategy, direct operations, manufacturing supply chain and agricultural supply chain. This company received a score of 20/100.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests Score of D.
[Source 2018][More on Forests]
This company is a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, whose goal is to eliminate plastic pollution at its source.
[Source 2019][More on Oceans]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
[Source 2018][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of C.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$4.1 billion in 2013|
|# Employees||10,000 in 2013|
|Subsidiaries||Botanical Food Company Pty Ltd
McCormick Foods Australia Pty Ltd
|Address||Sparks, Maryland, USA|
Products / BrandsBotanical Food Co
Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices
Aeroplane Topping & Syrup
Cake Mate Cake Decorating
Dinner Winner Packet Meals
Frank's RedHot Chilli/Hot Sauce
Keen's Cooking Sauce
Keen's Herbs & Spices
McCormick Herbs & Spices
McCormick Cooking Sauce
McCormick Tomato/BBQ Sauce
Rice-a-Riso Packet Meals
McCormick buys Reckitt Benckiser Group's food division
21st Jul 2017 — Reckitt Benckiser Group has entered into an agreement to sell its food business to McCormick & Company for $4.2 billion.
McCormick will retain the leading brand names of French's, Frank's RedHot and Cattlemen's.
See more about McCormick at the Shop Ethical! company page.[source]
McCormick acquires Gourmet Garden
23rd Aug 2016 — In April 2016 McCormick & Co acquired 100 per cent of the privately owned Botanical Food Company, that manufactures and sells the Gourmet Garden brand of packaged herbs in a tube. McCormick paid $150 million for the Queensland-based company. [source]
10th Mar 2011 — McCormick now receives a cross for its 'D' rating at FREE2WORK.org, which rates companies on labor practices and supply chain transparency [source]