OMAHA, Neb. — ConAgra Foods has been named to two leading sustainability indices. For the second straight year the company has earned a spot on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and for the first time, the company has been added to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP’s) 2012 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.
“We are thrilled to be a part of these leading sustainability indices,” said Chris Kircher, VP corporate affairs and president of the ConAgra Foods Foundation. “Citizenship is a top priority at ConAgra Foods, as well as a core component of our strategic plan. Inclusion on these indices not only reflects our long term commitment to corporate citizenship, it also provides a valuable measure of the progress we are making on our journey.”
One of the world’s most recognized and respected sustainability indices, the DJSI is based on a rigorous analysis of corporate, economic, environmental and social performance. It tracks the performance of the top 20% of the biggest global companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability. This year for the first time, ConAgra Foods was named to both the DJSI North America and DJSI World Indices.
The 2012 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, a key component of CDP’s annual S&P 500 report, is comprised of 53 companies within the S&P 500 Index which have displayed a strong approach to information disclosure regarding climate change. Companies with high climate change disclosure scores reflect strong internal data management practices and a solid understanding of how climate change related issues affect the company. ConAgra Foods scored 93 of 100 and earned a “B” performance rating, representing the single-greatest improvement of all companies listed on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.