ConAgra Foods Named To Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index For Fifth Consecutive Year
Company continues to demonstrates progress in its citizenship initiatives
OMAHA, Neb., September 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fifth consecutive year.
Recognized worldwide, Dow Jones Sustainability Indices measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders. Companies are selected for the indices based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. These account for general and industry-specific sustainability issues, such as corporate governance, health and nutrition, climate strategy, citizenship and philanthropy, and occupational health and safety.
“We are delighted to be recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fifth consecutive year,” said Sean Connolly, chief executive officer, ConAgra Foods, Inc. “Customers and consumers alike expect companies like ours to have a laser focus on corporate social responsibility initiatives and our inclusion on DJSI reflects just how hard we work to meet this expectation.”
In Fiscal Year 2015, ConAgra Foods:
- Conserved more than 97 million gallons of water, reduced carbon emissions and landfill waste and cut packaging needs, saving more than $70 million.
- Celebrated our fifth annual companywide month of service event, with employees across the country united to donate time and talents towards the issue of hunger.
- Continued to engage consumers in the company’s philanthropic focus area through Child Hunger Ends Here, a program that has delivered the monetary equivalent of 33.9 million meals over the past five years to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks and partner of the ConAgra Foods Foundation.
To learn more about ConAgra Foods’ Citizenship efforts, visit www.conagrafoodscitizenship.com
ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies with branded and private branded food found in 99 percent of America’s households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt's®, Marie Callender's®, Orville Redenbacher's®, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim®, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. Additionally, ConAgra Foods supplies frozen potato and sweet potato items as well as other vegetable, spice, and bakery goods to commercial and foodservice customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with easy dinner recipes and more. For more information, please visit us atwww.conagrafoods.com.