ORRVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The J. M. Smucker
Company (NYSE: SJM) issued its 2020 Corporate Impact Report today
providing an update on how its Thriving Together philosophy has
inspired progress on environmental, social and governance
initiatives important to its stakeholders.
Key updates include:
- Smucker is on pace to exceed its 2020 environmental goals
specific to water intensity reduction, waste diversion and
greenhouse gas emissions intensity reduction. Results will be fully
audited by a third-party at the conclusion of the 2020 calendar
year and officially confirmed next year.
- In the last 12 months, the Company donated more than 32 million
meals to people and pets in need, the largest amount in its more
than 120-year history.
- Smucker increased its fully paid parental leave benefit from
two to 12 weeks to allow parents more time to bond with a new
addition to their family.
- The Company introduced four new sustainable packaging
commitments and will introduce the remainder of its post-2020 goals
- Smucker accelerated its inclusion and diversity efforts
resulting in the launch of unconscious bias training, formation of
new employee resource groups, recognizing Juneteenth as a paid
company holiday and committing $500,000 to support organizations that advocate
for inclusion, racial justice and the advancement of
- The Company increased its manufacturing volumes to provide
people and pets the products they needed during the onset of the
COVID-19 pandemic while still achieving a total recordable safety
incident rate three times below the national average.
"The past year has presented unprecedented challenges, but it
has also provided a reminder of the importance of taking care of
one another," said Mark Smucker,
President and CEO, The J. M. Smucker Company. "Our focus on
Thriving Together with our stakeholders is central to how we
operate, and I could not be prouder of how our employees have
exemplified this throughout the last year."
Learn more about The J. M. Smucker Company's Thriving Together
philosophy and its impact on those connected to its business by
reviewing the complete 2020 Corporate Impact Report and video
highlighting key achievements:
About The J. M. Smucker Company
Inspired by more than
120 years of business success and five generations of family
leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and
pets love. The Company's portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found
in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include
iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers®,
Jif® and Milk-Bone® plus new favorites like Café
Bustelo®, Smucker's® Uncrustables® and Rachael Ray® Nutrish®.
Over the past two decades, the Company has grown rapidly by
thoughtfully acquiring leading and emerging brands, while ensuring
the business has a positive impact on its 7,000+ employees, the
communities it is a part of and the planet. For more information
about The J. M. Smucker Company, visit jmsmucker.com.
The J. M. Smucker Company is the owner of all
trademarks referenced herein, except for Rachael
Ray® which is a trademark of Ray Marks II
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