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McCormick 1st U.S.-headquartered Company Named as Global Compact LEAD

The designation demonstrates McCormick’s ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.

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McCormick has officially been named a Global Compact LEAD company by the United Nations for its ongoing commitment to the U.N. Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business. McCormick is one of a small group of companies in the world and the only U.S.-headquartered food producer included on this prestigious list.

To be eligible for LEAD, a company must:

  1. Be a participant in at least two U.N. Global Compact Action Platforms to demonstrate its engagement with the U.N. Global Compact and commitment to defining and fostering leadership practices in line with the Ten Principles and the Global Goals.
  2. Submit or commit to submitting an Advanced Communication on Progress—an annual sustainability report detailing progress on implementing the Ten Principles.

McCormick has demonstrated its commitment to the U.N. Global Compact this year through Action Platforms on Climate Ambition and Decent Work in the Global Supply Chain. Each U.N. Global Compact Action Platform convenes business, Global Compact Local Networks, leading experts, civil society, governments, and U.N. partners to solve complex and interconnected issues and innovate around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

   McCormick Ranked World's 6th Most Sustainable Corporation

CEO and Executive Director of the U.N. Global Compact Sanda Ojiambo says, “LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the U.N. Global Compact. More than ever before, the world needs businesses of all sizes—like the ones announced as LEAD today—that continuously work to improve their sustainability performance and take action to build a better world."

“McCormick is truly honored to be named a Global Compact LEAD company, and we understand the role we play in improving the lives of people, communities, and the planet we all share. Sustainability is at the heart of our Purpose-Led Performance agenda, and as a leader in this space, we are committed to the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. McCormick is focused on reducing our impact on the planet through driving clean revenue, adopting renewable energy, achieving 100% circular packaging, and improving the livelihoods of the farmers that grow our iconic ingredients,” says Lawrence E. Kurzius, chairman, president and CEO of McCormick & Company.

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