ConAgra Foods Named To Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

Company demonstrates progress in Citizenship platform: Good for You, Good for the Community and Good for the Planet
Sep 11, 2014 12:00 PM ET

OMAHA, Neb., September 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fourth 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 and honored to be included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fourth consecutive year,” said Chris Kircher, vice president, Corporate Affairs and president, ConAgra Foods Foundation. “as one of the focus of our five-year Our Recipe for Growth, our commitment to citizenship is a strategic priority and inclusion on this respected, independent ranking validates the steady progress we’ve been making to positively impact our communities and the planet.” 

In Fiscal Year 2014, ConAgra Foods:

  • Conserved more than 820 million gallons of water, reduced carbon emissions and landfill waste and cut packaging needs, saving more than $30 million.
  • Celebrated our fourth annual companywide month of service event, with employees across the country united to donate time and talents towards the issue of hunger.
  • Launched an innovative, collective impact initiative to significantly reduce food insecurity over three years in the Omaha metro area, our world headquarters, with the objective of replicating our efforts in other parts of the country in the future.

To learn more about ConAgra Foods’ Citizenship efforts, visit


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, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with easy dinner recipes and more. For more information, please visit us at


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