Heinz Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability at Heinz

Since 1869, Heinz has been committed to sustainable business practices.
This commitment extends to every facet of our business and guides our
plans for sustainable growth. 

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Sustainable Agriculture

Tomatoes are one of the world's largest crops, and Heinz works closely with our growers to improve efficiency and protect our planet. 

Heinz Supply Chain

Supply Chain

From field to fork, Heinz and our suppliers work to improve the quality and safety of our food while reducing our environmental footprint. 

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Heinz Micronutrient Campaign

Since 2001, the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign has worked to combat iron deficiency anemia and malnutrition around the world. 

Our Sustainability Mission

As the trusted leader in nutrition and wellness, Heinz – the original Pure Food Company – is dedicated to the sustainable health of people, the planet and our Company. Heinz has developed and implemented a universal Sustainability Process across businesses and borders in order to achieve our sustainability goals.

Our nine established goals established for achievement by 2015 include:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20%
  • Reducing energy consumption by 20%
  • Reducing water consumption by 20%
  • Reducing solid waste sent to landfill by 20%
  • Increasing use of renewable energy resources by 15%
  • Reducing packaging material by 15%
  • Reducing transportation fossil fuel consumption by 10%
  • Enhancing sustainable agriculture through a 15% reduction in carbon footprint, 15% reduction in water usage, and 5% increase in tomato crop yields
  • Increasing employee engagement

Material Issues

Issues of greatest importance to our stakeholders, and key Heinz commitments include:

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    Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Since 2005, we have reduced our Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 23.8% per metric ton of production globally. In 2013, we surpassed our goal of reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2015.

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    Sustainable Agriculture

    From our corporate governance and quality controls to the relationships that we have nurtured with our growers and processors; Heinz is committed to the health of the land they farm and the safety of the products we produce.

  • Heinz Micronutrient Campaign

    Heinz Micronutrient Campaign

    Through our partnerships with governments and NGOs, Heinz's signature global Corporate Social Responsibility program is providing innovative, cost-effective solutions to give children the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives.

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    Food Safety

    Heinz is committed to food safety and quality assurance for the products we produce. Our commitment is rooted in the vision and values of our founder, Henry John Heinz, and extends to all facets of our business and quality controls.

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    Innovation is a major component of Heinz's growth strategy, reflecting our belief that innovation differentiates Heinz products and enhances the consumer experience, convenience and value.

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Learn how we identify material issues and track performance against our sustainability goals. 

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Heinz was one of the first companies to self-impose sustainability goals. See what people are saying about our work. 

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Heinz Corporate Social Responsibility Report


At Heinz, we have been growing our business while reducing our environmental impact. Download the full PDF report. 

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