Campbell Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital
Company recognized for commitment to
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today was named one of
America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital. The
annual Forbes JUST 100 highlights the companies doing right by all
their stakeholders, including workers, customers, communities, the
environment and shareholders. Campbell performed particularly well
in the areas of transparent consumer communications (tied for first
overall) and community support (fifth overall).
“We are honored to be named one of America’s most JUST
companies,” said Mark Clouse, Campbell’s President and Chief
Executive Officer. “Being a good corporate citizen is part of
Campbell’s DNA. This recognition is a testament to our more than
14,000 employees and everything they do to make Campbell integral
to our customers, consumers and the communities we call home across
The Forbes JUST 100 evaluates and celebrates U.S. corporations
that outperform on the issues that matter most to the American
public—like paying a fair wage, upholding human rights across the
supply chain, investing in worker training, acting ethically and
with integrity, cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace,
protecting worker health and safety, providing good benefits and
work-life balance and more.
The annual Rankings evaluate the 1,000 largest public U.S.
companies across 19 issues, identified through the most
comprehensive surveys ever conducted on public attitudes toward
responsible corporate behavior, engaging 4,469 American respondents
in 2020 and over 110,000 total participants over the past seven
JUST Capital expanded this year’s methodology to capture 38
COVID-19 specific data points from their COVID-19 Corporate
Response Tracker. The new analysis includes hourly wages increases,
paid sick leave, and healthcare benefits for furloughed employees;
payment deferrals, price cuts, and services for vulnerable groups;
and cash or in-kind donations to support community relief.
Since the outset of the pandemic, Campbell has focused on three
clear priorities: taking care of employees; producing and
distributing products as safely and as quickly as possible for
customers, consumers and communities across North America; and
anticipating and planning for the future. In addition to strong
safety protocols, Campbell introduced increased temporary
compensation through the end of fiscal 2020 to more than 11,000 of
our front-line employees to reward their enormous contributions.
Campbell has also contributed $6 million to date in food and
financial support across North America, with a focus on supporting
community food banks and hunger programs in the 33 communities
where the company has operations.
Both the Forbes JUST 100 and the Industry Leader list will be
featured in the November issue of Forbes, with additional stories
at www.forbes.com/just100 and a comprehensive interactive ranking
and benchmarking platform at www.justcapital.com.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our purpose, “Real
food that matters for life’s moments.” For generations, people have
trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and affordable
snacks, soups and simple meals, and beverages. Founded in 1869,
Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward
of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the
Standard and Poor’s 500 and the FTSE4Good Index. For more
information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company
news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
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Investor Contact: Rebecca Gardy (856) 342-6081
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