Kraft Heinz Shares 2021 Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report and 2025 Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Aspirations
Report Highlights Progress Across ESG Focus Areas, Including Healthy Living & Community Support, Environmental Stewardship, and Responsible Sourcing Pillars
“Our 2021 ESG Report serves as a testament to our approximately 38,000 global employees who went above and beyond to support our communities and each other during 2020,” said
Progress Across Key ESG Focus Areas
Among the highlights of Kraft Heinz’s progress across its three ESG pillars in 2020:
Stepping Up to Support Communities:
Kraft Heinzprovided more than $40 millionin financial and product donations for COVID-19 relief, food insecurity, and social justice causes globally in 2020. This includes a $1 milliondonation to support food programs and social justice organizations in Black communities, including the United Negro College Fund, My Block My Hood My City, the Second Harvest Heartlandfood bank in Minneapolis, and 412 Food Rescue. Additionally, through partnerships with organizations including Rise Against Hunger, Heifer International, Feeding America, and Magic Breakfast, Kraft Heinzdelivered more than 200 million meals globally in 2020 and is on track to achieving its aim of delivering 1.5 billion meals to those in need by 2025.
Circular PackagingDesign: Kraft Heinzhas made significant progress toward meeting its aim of using 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025. Through 2020, 83% of the Company’s global packaging meets this standard. The Company’s 2020 advances include a 100% recyclable and compostable Maxwell House coffee pod made from plant-based materials in Canada– and a new partnership with Loop, a waste-free online shop, that enabled select UKcustomers to purchase Heinz Tomato Ketchup bottles in refillable packaging that is collected, cleaned, and refilled after use. After introducing Heinz Tomato Ketchup’s first 100% recyclable cap in 2021, the Company will roll out its first circular tomato ketchup PET bottle to the European market in 2022.
A Culture of Animal Welfare: In 2020,
Kraft Heinzmade good on its commitment to laying hen welfare, achieving the Company’s goal to exclusively purchase free-range eggs in Europeby the end of the year. Globally, the Company’s supply of eggs was sourced from 66% cage-free or better farms as of the end of 2020. Kraft Heinzis on track to follow through on its target to source 100% cage-free eggs globally by 2025.
Recognizing the ongoing threat of climate change,
2025 DI&B Aspirations
To enhance its long-standing commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture and workforce,
“We want the voices within our Company to reflect and represent our consumers as we innovate our products, create our marketing, and partner with customers and suppliers,” said Patricio. “Amplifying our focus on diversity, inclusion, and belonging enables us to fully realize two of our Company Values – We demand diversity and We are consumer obsessed. Our size and scale afford us the opportunity to have real impact.”
The Company’s 2025 DI&B Aspirations include:
- Aiming to achieve gender parity within management positions globally by 2025, which means increasing the representation of women in management from 37% to 50%.
Aiming to reach demographic parity in the countries where
Kraft Heinzoperates by 2025. For example, in the United States, where more than half its employees live and work, the Company aspires for people of color to represent 30% of the salaried employee population by 2025. Currently, this population is 24%.
Aspiring to foster a culture in which all employees from all backgrounds truly feel included and feel a sense of belonging at
The Company is also contributing to a more inclusive economy through a new Supplier Diversity Program, starting with
More information on Kraft Heinz’s progress and commitments can be found in the 2021 ESG Report at kraftheinzcompany.com/esg.
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