H.J. Heinz Company - Corporate Social Responsibility

Employee Engagement & Personal Sustainability

In 2012, Heinz launched an online program that enabled Company employees in the U.S. to log and track the hours they dedicated during the year to a wide variety of community service activities. The program, called Heinz Cares, promotes volunteerism and shares information on community service activities and organizations.



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    Jefferson Awards Program

    In the U.S. and Canada, Heinz has been a Corporate Champion participant in the Jefferson Awards — a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service. Heinz nominates and recognizes employees each year who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and public service and give back to the community.

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    In 2012, Lisa Taylor, sanitation manager at a Company facility in Chatsworth, California, was named the Jefferson Awards Champion Recipient in recognition of her volunteer work for Youth Esteem Corp., a non-profit organization that helps at-risk children in South Central Los Angeles.


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    In 2013, Sarah Amyotte and Laurie Benedum, national account managers in Heinz Foodservice sales, received the award for their work on a church mission trip to Haiti through International Child Care, a health development organization. Sarah and Laurie arranged meetings between International Child Care and partners in the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign and distributed Heinz NutureMate™ micronutrient powders to needy families in Haiti.

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    Employee Volunteerism

    The Foundation promotes employee volunteerism through Heinz Cares, an online portal established in 2012. Heinz Cares enables employees to search and register for volunteer opportunities in their communities and track their volunteer activity. In its first year, Heinz employees logged more than 2,400 volunteer hours. Heinz Cares also enables employees to set and track personal sustainability goals.

Employee Engagement

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    Grow Pittsburgh

    Reflecting the Company’s focus on sustainability, Heinz supported Grow Pittsburgh, which promotes urban agriculture through educational programming, including numerous community gardens and “edible schoolyards.” Heinz employees also volunteered to help prepare raised garden beds at the Riverview Manor senior living facility in the city’s Brighton Heights neighborhood.

Heinz Micronutrient Campaign

Heinz Micronutrient Campaign

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