About This Report
The H. J. Heinz Company measures success by the value we deliver to our different stakeholders, including shareholders, consumers, customers, employees, and communities. A critical area that encompasses many of these stakeholders is corporate social responsibility.
In this, our second Corporate Social Responsibility Report, we provide a snapshot of our principles, goals and activities in key areas such as health and wellness, nutrition, product quality, safety, labor and social concerns, environmental practices, business ethics, and corporate governance.
This report focuses on the activities of the H. J. Heinz Company and its affiliates (excluding joint ventures) over the last two fiscal years, ending May 2, 2007. We strive to include the most comprehensive data available in our reports and have applied our own high standards in collecting clear and accurate information, while building capacity to extract and compile global information for certain areas of our corporate social responsibility performance.
As such, we did not seek external assurance for this report. We are working to address datacollection challenges through enhancing global information reporting capabilities.
Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines
Heinz has applied the internationally recognized 2006 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines in producing this report and is declaring a self-declared, third-party checked Application Level of B. A full GRI Content Index is available on our Web site at Heinz.com/CSR. As recommended by the GRI process for defining report content, this report also includes information on key industry issues and concerns.
Heinz recognizes the value of maintaining an active dialogue with
key stakeholders, including our shareholders, local communities,
customers, suppliers, employees, regulators and non-governmental
organizations. We listen to our stakeholders so that we can understand
their views on business and corporate social responsibility, and
address their needs and concerns. With that in mind, Heinz has surveyed
stakeholders and met with non-governmental organizations
and non-profit foundations to help develop the content of this report.
Through this interaction, we realized there is great interest in
information about the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign, Health and
Wellness initiatives, and the Heinz Seed Program, which we will
discuss in detail.
Heinz redesigned and reorganized our Corporate Social
Responsibility Report this year to better and more clearly deliver
comprehensive, transparent, and relevant information about our
Company activities. We encourage you to share your feedback on
this report by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Impact of this Report
Heinz minimized the environmental impact of this report by
printing it on recycled paper certified by Green Seal and the Forest
Stewardship Council, which promotes environmentally appropriate,
socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the
world’s forests. The paper, Mohawk Via, 100% PC Cool White, was
manufactured in a chlorine-free process using non-polluting,
wind-generated energy. To conserve paper, Heinz is making additional
data and information available on its Web site, Heinz.com.
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