McCain Foods 2022 Sustainability Report Spotlights Key Progress & Opportunity for Sustainable, Regenerative Food Production
TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today McCain Foods Limited (McCain) released its Sustainability Report, underpinning its commitment to producing delicious, planet-friendly food.
The report includes the organizations sustainability results from the past Fiscal Year, demonstrating how McCain is responding to the challenges faced by climate change, its priority on enhancing soil health and farming partners' transition to more regenerative practices. Key strategic investments have also enabled the growth of plant-forward product innovations. This year, the report is reinforced by a strengthened approach aligning to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard.
McCain's continued focus on innovation in agriculture reinforces the company's role as a global leader in food production. Working with its farmer partners, McCain has accelerated its regenerative agriculture ambition by providing technical assistance and financing opportunities that can help tackle the escalating impacts of climate change on yields and crop quality and notably, launched its second Farm of the Future in South Africa. McCain has also achieved its water-efficiency target, three years ahead of schedule, made marked improvements in CO2 emissions reductions and enhanced its usage of renewable electricity. The business has also made significant contributions to support the communities where it functions through donations and volunteering.
These milestones illustrate the significant progress McCain is making to adopt smart and sustainable farming practices, make its operations more resource-efficient, produce planet-friendly food that people enjoy and to build thriving communities in the areas where McCain operates.
"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 globl 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."
McCain's Sustainability Report highlights include:
Smart and Sustainable Farming
"We have made marked improvements through action and collaboration and will continue to embrace climatic challenges as opportunities to innovate and make meaningful change to the food system," said Charlie Angelakos, Vice President, Global External Affairs and Sustainability at McCain Foods.
To learn more about McCain's sustainability strategy including its commitments, progress and results, visit here
About McCain Foods (Canada)
McCain Foods (Canada) is the Canadian division of McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry. McCain Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of prepared potato specialties, and also produces other quality products such as appetizers, vegetables and desserts that can be found in restaurants and retail stores in more than 160 countries around the world.
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