Global ESG commitment

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 Global ESG commitment

The Kraft Heinz Company (Kraft Heinz) is a global food and beverage manufacturing company producing high quality, great tasting foods for all eating occasions. Kraft Heinz is committed to responsible corporate governance and transparency, and aims to deliver an annual report for our stakeholders on progress to date against our Environmental Social Governance (ESG) goals.

In support of our Vision to sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally, we are committed to responsible, sustainable practices in our business. The Kraft Heinz ESG strategy prioritises the issues that matter most to the company and stakeholders, focusing on the areas that have the greatest impact. Our ESG goals sit under three key pillars:

  • Healthy Living and Community Support
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Responsible Sourcing

Please read more about our global ESG goals and latest reports here.

Healthy Living and Community Support

Under our Healthy Living and Community Support pillar, a key part of our strategy is a commitment to people, nutrition and health and making life delicious all at once. Some of the actions we are taking to support this commitment include ongoing improvements to nutrition in our portfolio, transparent and responsible marketing and communications, as well as alignment with credible science and public health goals. Through these actions, we aim to contribute to the key priorities and target achievements outlined by the World Health Organisation’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Our global Kraft Heinz Healthy Living and Community Support commitments and goals include:

  • Improve product health and nutrition by achieving 85% compliance with Kraft Heinz global nutrition targets by 2025 (read more about the development of our global targets here). We monitor progression and compliance to our ESG goals at a local level, with our Australian and New Zealand efforts contributing to our overall global compliance for 2021 of 67%. We are tracking towards our 2025 targets by prioritising key global projects to drive compliance.
  • Reduce total sugar in our products by more than 60 million pounds across our global portfolio by 2025.
  • Improve use and transparency of simpler ingredients by 2025.
  • Increase our plant-based offerings.
  • Deliver 1.5 billion meals to people in need by 2025 against our 2019 baseline.
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Environmental Stewardship

Our Environmental Stewardship pillar begins with our operational footprint, where we actively strive to conserve water and energy, reduce emissions, minimise waste and make our packaging sustainable.

We are progressing towards our sustainable packaging aim to make 100% of our packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

Locally Kraft Heinz are rolling out the Australasian Recycling Logo (ARL) on all our food and beverage packaging. This is an evidence-based system, which provides consumers with easy to understand recycling information on one label.

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Responsible Sourcing

Finally, under our Responsible Sourcing pillar, we not only believe in striving to be better every day within our own operations, but we aspire to work with our entire value chain to continually improve on social and environmental factors. These include areas of focus such as human rights, deforestation, animal welfare and sustainable agriculture.

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In Australia we published our Kraft Heinz Joint Modern Slavery Statement 2021, our commitment to human rights, which you can view here.

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