McCain Foods Releases 2022 Sustainability Report

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McCain Foods has committed to sustainability and put out a report about what it is doing in this area. The company is focused on doing business in a way that is good for the environment and promotes sustainable practices.

McCain's Sustainability Report highlights the company's progress and results in sustainability over the past year. The report covers various initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges posed by climate change, promoting soil health, and supporting regenerative farming practices.

It also highlights the company's investment in plant-based product innovations. The report aligns with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard, which provides a standardised framework for sustainability reporting.

The company's focus on innovation and sustainability in agriculture highlights its position as a leader in the food industry. By working with its farmers, McCain has sped up its work on regenerative agriculture. For example, in South Africa, it has opened its second "Farm of the Future."

It has also achieved its water-efficiency target ahead of schedule, made progress in reducing CO2 emissions, and increased its use of renewable electricity. In addition, McCain has made significant contributions to support the communities where it operates through donations and volunteer efforts.

These achievements demonstrate McCain's efforts in promoting smart and sustainable farming practices, increasing resource efficiency, providing environmentally-friendly food, and supporting local communities. It also highlights its commitment to creating a positive impact on the planet and the communities it serves.

“Environmental and social stewardship are part of our DNA at McCain,” said Max Koeune, President and CEO of McCain Foods. “The escalating climate and nature crises illustrate the fragility of our global food system, with wide-reaching impact on consumers, growers, the land and communities. We believe agriculture can and must be transformed to safeguard our future, and we are encouraged by the progress we are seeing in our sustainability journey. While much work remains, we are determined to continue to advance on our commitments.”

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Click here to view or download McCain's 2022 sustainability report.