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McCormick named top sustainable corporation in food industry
By Amanda Winters /
February 13, 2017

McCormick & Company ranks among the top 100 sustainable companies in the world, according to a new report.

The 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index was announced last month at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The rankings, compiled by the Canadian market research company Corporate Knights, are available online by clicking here.

The global leader in flavor ranked 1st in the food products industry and 14th overall. This is the first time McCormick has been included in the Global 100 index.

"This recognition is more than just a great achievement for McCormick—this is a testament to our people, who work towards a common purpose to make every day better," said Lawrence Kurzius, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McCormick & Company. "I'm proud that the shared responsibility we have for our people, our communities and the planet is making an impact and view this as an indicator that we're on the right path to embedding sustainability into every aspect of our business."

McCormick sets various goals to continue growing its long-term sustainability through environmental, social, and productivity initiatives. The company currently works with more than 13,000 farmers to ensure best-practice training for producing higher quality crops and educates communities on the benefits of swapping salt for herbs and spices.

Additionally, the Fortune 1000 company focuses on enhancing efficiency and shrinking its carbon footprint by providing employees with the tools needed to reduce water, waste and energy. A recap of the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts, including its latest CSR Interim Update, can be found at

In spring 2015, McCormick announced the retention of its Maryland-based headquarters,and will move into the new space in the second half of 2018. This move will consolidate more than 900 employees currently located across several buildings in Hunt Valley and Sparks into one location. The new headquarters building will be LEED Gold sustainability certified. The company will benefit from better space utilization as well as increased energy efficiency and sustainability in the new location.

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