Air. Water. Natural resources. These are things we all share. And, we want to do our part to make sure we can keep doing so for a long, long time.
The areas of focus included in our Good for the Planet strategy represent environmental issues most critical to our business. Our work in these areas targets programs that make the biggest impact in reducing risks and improving operating efficiency, with an emphasis on collaborating with our suppliers to improve sustainability throughout the value chain. These commitments are outlined in our Environment, Occupational Health and Safety Philosophy statement, available here. Learn more about our sustainability initiatives in the following areas:
Sustainability Goals & Objectives
ConAgra Foods is dedicated to making the food people love and doing so in an environmentally responsible way. Through collaboration and innovation, our commitment to protecting the environment is deeply rooted in our company values. We recognize that sustainability is intricately linked to the company’s long-term success and that our overall performance is measured not only by financial metrics, but also by our impact on the environment. This year, we have taken our commitment to a new level by developing five goals that provide focus and direction to our sustainability strategy.
We monitor our environmental performance through an integrated environmental management system overseen by a centralized Environment, Health & Safety department and executed by local plant management. Every three years, we conduct an internal assessment of all our manufacturing facilities to verify compliance with environmental laws and company policies. When issues arise, our corporate team of environmental directors works closely with the affected facility to educate and develop effective action plans and track findings to resolution. In fiscal years 2009 and 2010, ConAgra Foods completed environmental assessments in 18 and 47 facilities, respectively, and 35 assessments are planned for fiscal year 2011.