Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
danisco 78 87 90 88.9 +6.8 +0 59 11
clif bar n/a 72 89 87.8 +5.7 +0 49 7
hormel foods n/a 91 84 86.7 +4.6 +0 65 13
frito-lay 63 87 89 83.8 +1.7 +0 102 24
campbell soup company 68 84 89 83.6 +1.5 +0 254 50
dole n/a 84 78 82.1 +0 +0 48 11
sara lee n/a 85 87 81.9 -0.2 +0 54 12
heinz 66 90 89 81.4 -0.7 +0 97 17
kraft foods 63 80 65 81.1 -1 +0 291 73
cadbury 80 87 74 80.3 -1.8 +0 129 40
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*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average




bottled water, food manufacturers, soft drinks

PepsiCo's commitment to sustainable growth, defined as Performance with Purpose, is focused on generating healthy returns while giving back to communities the company serves. We build strategic partnerships with national community based organizations. We view Community Affairs as an integral part of the way we do business.

tags: bottled water, food manufacturers, soft drinks, soda, soft drink


bottled water, food manufacturers, soft drinks

We are committed to serving and supporting sustainable communities because our business succeeds where communities thrive. Together with our bottling partners, our business partners and members of the communities where we operate, The Coca-Cola Company works to identify and address existing and emerging social and environmental issues, as well as potential solutions.

tags: bottled water, food manufacturers, soft drinks, soda, soft drink

kraft foods

confectioneries, dairy, food manufacturers

In 1903, Kraft was part of a single community. That was Chicago, and J.L. Kraft had just started his own business - selling cheese to local grocers from his horse-drawn wagon. Today, we are part of hundreds of communities around the world, and we're making a difference, one community at a time.

tags: confectioneries, dairy, food manufacturers, cheese, snack, confectionery, convenience, cereals

campbell soup company

food manufacturers

Together we will build the world's most extraordinary food company by nourishing people's lives everywhere, every day.

tags: food manufacturers, soups, soup, juice

general mills

food manufacturers

As a global leader in the food industry, General Mills is committed to making a difference in the lives of our consumers, our customers, our investors, our employees and our communities.

tags: food manufacturers, food processing, baking, cereals, snacks


food manufacturers

Kellogg Company has a rich history of corporate social responsibility, a history that has grown and evolved to meet the complexities of today's business world and the challenges of a global society. Our founder, W.K. Kellogg, sought to “invest my money in people.” That legacy continues to guide our company and our people. Social responsibility is a way of life at Kellogg. It means investing in ...

tags: food manufacturers, cereal, cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, waffles


confectioneries, food manufacturers

Growing value in the community is part of our heritage and integral to achieving our core purpose of working together to create brands people love.

tags: confectioneries, food manufacturers, confectionery, candy, chocolate, gum, cocoa


confectioneries, food manufacturers

To grow the best snacks on earth, we have to strive to help protect the earth. That's why, since 1999, we have reduced our use of water by 39%, natural gas by 30%, and electricity by 22% for each bag of snacks we make. We also have dedicated Green Teams at all of our manufacturing facilities who are focused on finding ways to optimize our operations and reduce our consumption of resources.

tags: confectioneries, food manufacturers, chips, pretzels, cookies, snacks


food manufacturers

Sustainability is a key ingredient at Heinz, from field to fork. It has always been a deeply held value at Heinz, ever since the Company's inception, when Henry John Heinz bottled his products in clear glass jars to show their purity. Henry Heinz's belief in food safety regulations made an important contribution to society from day one. And he continued to move the industry forward as a ...

tags: food manufacturers, ketchup, condiments, frozen food, soups, beans, pasta, infant food

conagra foods

food manufacturers

We are committed to our consumers, customers, employees, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe, diverse, and ethical workplace. We place a high priority on active participation in our communities. We continuously work to reduce waste and protect the environment.

tags: food manufacturers, food processing

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

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Cadbury Brings In Fairtrade Dairy Milk As Ethical Foods Prosper

From bloomberg.com (verified), July 22, 2009

Worker Treatment

Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate bars will carry the Fairtrade moniker in the U.K. from this week as the world’s largest confectionary company seeks to draw consumers wanting to purchase ethically sourced products. The candy maker will pay e...

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Heinz Cuts Energy Costs 13% At Food Processing Plant

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 11, 2010

Waste Management

Heinz has reduced its carbon emissions by 17,000 tons since 2006 at its UK factories in Kendal, Cumbria and Kitt Green with the help of Carbon Trust, reports Food and Drink Digital.

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Alcoa Howmet Reduces Carbon Footprint Of Company, Community

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 29, 2010

Waste Management

As one of the world’s largest aluminum manufacturers, Alcoa uses massive amounts of energy in daily production, but by setting aggressive goals for waste reduction, water conservation, and now energy efficiency, it is seeking to position itself...

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Names Tim Gratto Vice President, Sustainability

From csrwire.com (verified), July 20, 2010

Mission & Values

As part of a continuing commitment to become a leader in corporate social responsibility, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS) has appointed Tim Gratto to the newly created position of vice president of sustainability.

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PepsiCo, Waste Management, KAB Launch Dream Machine Recycling Initiative

From sustainablebusiness.com (verified), April 25, 2010

Resource Management

PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) yesterday announced a multi-year partnership to increase recycling in the US through the deployments of kiosks, called Dream Machines.

in this article: pepsico, waste management

Intel Westmere Chips Usher In Next-Gen Green Servers

From greenbiz.com (verified), March 17, 2010

Resource Management

Intel yesterday unveiled its newest and most energy efficient 32-nm processors, giving hardware manufacturers and data center managers a big boost in their green IT efforts.

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Chiquita Announces Expanded Partnership For San San Pond Sak Biodiversity Project

From csrwire.com (verified), March 5, 2010

Resource Management

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced an expanded partnership for its San San Pond Sak biodiversity project located in the border region of Panama and Costa Rica. The German government development corporation GTZ and the Cos...

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IKEA, Clif Bar Carpet Property With Solar Panels

From greenbiz.com (verified), October 14, 2010

Resource Management

IKEA plans to install solar power systems totaling 4.5 megawatts of generating capacity at seven stores and a distribution center in California, bringing arrays to 90 percent of the chain's portfolio in the Golden State. The others include a sm...

in this article: clif bar, ikea

KFC Rolls Out Reusable Side Container

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 3, 2010

Resource Management

KFC is rolling out its new reusable side container to restaurants across the country. The restaurant chain believes it’s the first consumer reusable food container in the fast food industry. Initially introduced in five markets beginning in May...

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