For more information: Conagra Brands Citizenship Report 2021
Climate Change: Conagra Brands has a 2030 science-based climate change goal validated by the Science Based Target initiative. Conagra has committed to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 as compared to our fiscal year 2020 baseline. In addition, we have committed to reducing Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions from purchased goods and services by 20% per metric tonne of material sourced in that same timeframe.
Sustainable Packaging: Conagra Brands’ sustainable packaging strategy includes a goal of making 100% of our plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Additionally, since fiscal year 2019, Conagra has avoided the use of more than 28 million pounds of plastic packaging by transitioning to serving bowls made with plant-based fibers for many of our frozen meals, including our line of Healthy Choice Power Bowls.
Agriculture: Conagra Brands is partnered with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action and approximately 200 stakeholders across the value chain to endorse the Decade of Ag Vision. The vision outlines a resilient, economically viable, and climate-smart agricultural system that produces nutritious food, natural fiber, and clean energy for a sustainable and prosperous America.
People: Conagra Brands has a goal by 2025 of at least 40% of management-level roles held by women. We are also striving to double people of color representation in management and middle-manager level roles. With our Supplier Diversity Program, we actively seek opportunities to partner with businesses of all types, including, but not limited to, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran- and service-disabled veteran-owned, and gay- and lesbian-owned businesses. Conagra also extends procurement opportunities to small, disadvantaged, and HUBZone businesses.
Water: Conagra Brands monitors sourcing water risks through an annual assessment of priority materials and ingredients using the WRI Aqueduct global water risk mapping tool. Mitigation strategies for priority ingredients and materials include supplier water management assessments as part of our Supplier Excellence Program, and reducing our sourcing dependency on regions with persistent water stress.
Waste: Generating less waste for disposal is a core tenant of Conagra Brand’s ESG strategy. We are working systematically and strategically to reduce the amount of waste we generate in our facilities to capture the maximum value of the raw ingredients and other materials we buy.