Del Monte Foods, Inc. ESG Update 2022: Letter From CEO

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Del Monte Foods, Inc. ESG Update

As I look back on my first five years as CEO of Del Monte Foods, Inc., I’m pleased to see how our team members have enhanced our reputation as cultivators of good. This attracted me to the business and motivates us to provide for our people, the earth, and communities.

The environment we live in is always changing. The staff at Del Monte Foods has had to deal with a lot over the past year, such as the effects of inflation, supply chain difficulties, a worldwide food crisis, and ongoing pandemic issues. The insights we obtained from these significant occasions confirmed our direction as a purpose-driven business.

We marked accomplishments and made challenging, forward-looking commitments in the previous year. By developing a net-zero emissions strategy, adhering to the Science Based Targets project, and releasing five Upcycled Certified goods by the Upcycled Food Association, we made progress toward our environmental objectives. By emphasizing diverse talent and expanding our Employee Resource Groups, we also advanced our efforts to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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But as a company with more than 135 years of history, we are aware that there is always room for improvement and that it is our duty to foster significant change. We believe we can contribute to the creation of a society where enhanced physical, mental, and social well-being is more widely available as we have observed a growing need to address the wellness gap for young. Del Monte Foods is committing $5 million over the next 10 years to support the wellbeing of adolescents and communities all across the United States in order to realize this long-term goal. We’re collaborating with the organization Alliance for a Healthier Generation to create nutrition education materials for students and their families as part of this pledge, with a focus on underserved neighbourhoods. This goal will guide and direct our efforts today.