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McCain Foods 2022 Sustainability Report Spotlights Key Progress & Opportunity for Sustainable, Regenerative Food Production

McCain Foods 2022 Sustainability Report Spotlights Key Progress & Opportunity for Sustainable, Regenerative Food Production

McCain Foods 2022 Sustainability Report Spotlights Key Progress & Opportunity for Sustainable, Regenerative Food Production

Toronto, January 25, 2023 /CNW/ – Today, McCain Foods Limited (McCain) released a sustainability report in support of the company’s commitment to producing delicious, sustainable food.

The McCain Foods 2022 Sustainability Report spotlights key advances and opportunities in sustainable and renewable food production. (CNW Group/McCain Foods)

This report includes the organization’s sustainability results for the past fiscal year, highlighting how McCain is responding to the challenges facing climate change and our priorities in enhancing soil health. , indicating a shift towards more regenerative practices of agricultural partners. Major strategic investments have also enabled the growth of plant-forward product innovation. This year’s report is complemented by an enhanced approach that aligns with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

McCain’s continued focus on innovation in agriculture strengthens its role as a global leader in food production. McCain works with farmer partners to accelerate their regenerative agriculture ambitions by providing technical assistance and financing opportunities to help address the growing impacts of climate change on yields and crop quality. I was. South AfricaMcCain also met its water efficiency goals three years ahead of schedule, significantly improved its CO2 emissions reductions, and increased its use of renewable electricity. The business has also made significant contributions to supporting the communities in which it operates through donations and volunteer work.

These milestones will help McCain adopt smart and sustainable farming practices, make our business more resource efficient, produce sustainable food that people can enjoy, and thrive communities where McCain operates. shows the significant progress we are making to build

“Environmental and social stewardship is part of McCain’s DNA. Max Koene, President and CEO of McCain Foods. “The escalating climate and nature crises demonstrate the vulnerability of the global food system with far-reaching impacts on consumers, producers, land and communities. We are committed to transforming agriculture to safeguard our future. We believe we can and must change, and while much work remains, we are determined to continue to advance our commitments.”

Highlights from McCain’s Sustainability Report include:

smart and sustainable farming

  • Last year, McCain launched the Farm of the Future Africa to test regenerative agriculture in the Southern Hemisphere environment. The Lichtenburg farm has harvested its first potatoes. South AfricaMcCain has also implemented the Regenerative Agriculture Framework, which supports farmers and measures adoption of regenerative agriculture in priority areas, and has established funding partnerships for regenerative agriculture. France When Canadareduced CO2 emissions per ton from growing, storing and transporting potatoes by 8% and improved water efficiency by 11% in water-scarce regions.

Resource Efficient Operations

  • McCain’s use of renewable electricity now accounts for up to 18.5% of its total electricity use, a 6% reduction in absolute CO2 emissions from 2017 (scopes 1 and 2), and 1 tonne of product produced 17% less CO2 per unit. In addition, 98% of McCain’s paper packaging and 90% of its plastic packaging are designed for recycling.

good food

  • In 2022, McCain developed strategic partnerships with plant-first food producers Strong Roots and The Simple Root, while strengthening its partnership with innovative vertical farming company GoodLeaf. All of McCain’s facilities are now GFSI certified, notable for reducing sodium and removing artificial ingredients from key products, McCain has achieved his 100% voluntary implementation of Nutri-Score. France, Belgium When Germany and Health Star Rating Australia.

a thriving community

  • Through 2022, McCain will donate the equivalent of 10.9 million meals to food banks and NGOs, support more than 1,200 staff in 19 countries, provide 6,432 volunteer hours, and support 2,921 people through community projects and partnerships. reached out to new beneficiaries of

“We have made notable improvements through our actions and collaboration, and we continue to embrace the challenge of climate change as an opportunity to innovate and bring about meaningful change in food systems,” he said. Charlie AngelakosVice President of Global External Relations and Sustainability at McCain Foods.

Learn more about McCain’s sustainability strategy, including our commitments, progress and results.

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 specialty manufacturer of processed potatoes, producing high-quality appetizers, vegetables, desserts and other products found in restaurants and retailers in over 160 countries around the world.

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