McCormick will aim to have 50% of its global leadership positions filled by women by 2025, as the company reveals its 2017 Purpose-led Performance Report (PLP).
The report focuses on the company’s responsibility to the long-term vitality of people, communities and the planet while delivering top financial results.
It incorporated and extends the company’s 2019 corporate social responsibility goals and is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
As part of the framework, the company aims to source 100% of it branded iconic ingredients sustainably. It will also target a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and water usage at its facilities.
To improve communities in which it works, the company has pledged to increase the resilience of 90% of smallholder farmers that grow its herbs and spices, as measured by increasing skills and capacity, income, access to financial services, education, and nutrition and health.
In a bid to champion equality, McCormick said it aims to have 30% people of colour in its leadership positions in the US.
McCormick CEO Lawrence Kurzius said: “McCormick’s Mission to make every meal and moment better includes our commitment to operate ethically and honestly.
“Through our focus on purpose-led performance, we are embedding sustainability from source to shelf, supporting our diverse workforce and actively participating in our communities across the globe. I am proud of McCormick’s progress to date and look forward to updating our stakeholders throughout this exciting journey.”
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