Sustainability is about “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” It’s about conducting business in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible. It’s about living today, while being mindful of tomorrow.
As a food company, we’re especially dependent on the earth for the raw materials we use every day to make quality products for our consumers. And we need to do our part to ensure that the earth’s resources are properly managed.
The demands being placed on the planet are growing. Experts project that the world’s population is going to reach 9.0 billion by 2050. And standards of living are expanding in much of the developing world. This all puts incremental strain on the planet. In some areas, experts find that natural resources are being depleted faster than the earth can replenish them. Clean water and arable land are becoming more and more scarce.
Change is necessary. And we realize we have a role to play. We are changing the way we conduct our business both directly and indirectly to become more sustainable.
The environmental, societal and economic challenges that face our planet require collaboration and cooperation. So we’re working with peer companies, governments, nongovernmental organizations, farmers, suppliers, consumers and others to find innovative solutions.