Delivering Innovative Solutions
At Heinz, we have been growing our business while reducing our overall environmental impact. We have made sustainable and profitable growth achievable by partnering with our suppliers.
Our suppliers' products, materials and services are an integral part of our commercial operations, ensuring our sites and factories are capable of manufacturing, marketing and continually improving the thousands of unique items we produce today.
Heinz has formalized goals in the areas where we have the greatest impact. Over the past two years, we have continued to share best practices in these areas to expand our sustainable supplier and sourcing programs.
Together with our global suppliers, we deliver innovative solutions to meet our consumer and customer needs and achieve the commitments set out in this report.
Heinz works to ensure the safety of our products with our domestic and international suppliers, co-packers and joint venture partners. We seek suppliers’ compliance with our Supplier Guiding Principles through contractual provisions, and track their acceptance in proprietary software.
Heinz recognizes that sustainable agriculture practices have broad economic, environmental and social impacts. At the cornerstone of our progress against our stated goals are our global agriculture training program, our HeinzSeed natural tomato breeding program, and expanded partnerships in reducing our carbon footprint.
Our sustainable packaging design policy includes the identification, evaluation and use of environmentally-friendly packaging materials such as plant-based materials; minimizing the overall amount of packaging materials consumed; and optimizing designs for transport efficiency.
Heinz is focused on continuously improving the efficiency of our transportation network while working closely with our logistics carriers to meet our global goal of a 10% reduction in fossil fuel consumption and GHG emissions per unit of production.
Heinz is committed to environmentally responsible sources for our product ingredients.