ESG Strategy & Goals

In support of our Vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally, we are committed to responsible, sustainable practices extending to every facet of our business. The Kraft Heinz ESG strategy prioritizes the issues that matter most to the Company business and stakeholders, focusing on areas that have the greatest impact. It includes three key pillars: Healthy Living & Community Support, Environmental Stewardship and Responsible Sourcing.

Our goal is to build value among our Company’s broad set of stakeholders by incorporating socially responsible business practices within our own operations and across every stage of our supply chain. We’re setting ambitious environmental goals, sourcing sustainably, improving the products we sell and making impactful advancements in communities – all with a commitment to transparency and two-way dialogue. This continues to be our way forward..

2020 Progress on ESG Goals

By leveraging our stakeholder engagement and ESG materiality analysis, we focus on high-priority issues in areas where we can make the greatest impact. The following offers an overview of Kraft Heinz progress on company commitments and material ESG issues.

Healthy Living & Community Support


In support of our Vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally, we are committed to responsible, sustainable practices extending to every facet of our business. The Kraft Heinz ESG strategy prioritizes the issues that matter most to the Company business and stakeholders, focusing on areas that have the greatest impact. It includes three key pillars: Healthy Living & Community Support, Environmental Stewardship and Responsible Sourcing.

Our goal is to build value among our Company’s broad set of stakeholders by incorporating socially responsible business practices within our own operations and across every stage of our supply chain. We’re setting ambitious environmental goals, sourcing sustainably, improving the products we sell and making impactful advancements in communities – all with a commitment to transparency and two-way dialogue. This continues to be our way forward..


Improve product health & nutrition by achieving 85% compliance with Kraft Heinz Global Nutrition Targets by 2025.

ON TRACK: 75%


Reduce total sugar in our products by more than 60 million pounds across our global portfolio by 2025.

EARLY STAGE


Reduce sodium by an additional 5% in our BBQ Sauce and Kraft Salad Dressings in North America by 2025.

EARLY STAGE


Improve use and transparency of simpler ingredients by 2025.

ON TRACK


Increase our plant-based offerings.

ON TRACK


Deliver 1.5 billion meals to people in need by 2025 against our 2019 baseline.

ON TRACK: 23%


Environmental Stewardship


Environmental stewardship begins with our operational footprint, where we actively strive to conserve water and energy, reduce emissions, minimize waste and make our packaging sustainable.

Our manufacturing sites can consume substantial amounts of resources, and are controlled by us, so we focus significant efforts around environmental stewardship inside of our walls.


Reduce energy use intensity by 15% across our manufacturing facilities by 2025 (per metric ton of product made).

ON TRACK: -2.2%


Procure majority of electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

ON TRACK


Reduce water use intensity by 20% in high-risk watershed areas by 2025 (per metric ton of product made).

ON TRACK: -5.2%


Reduce water use intensity by 15% across our manufacturing facilities by 2025 (per metric ton of product made).

ON TRACK: -2.8%


Reduce waste to landfill intensity by 20% across our manufacturing facilities by 2025 (per metric ton of product made).

ON TRACK: -6%


Aim to make 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.

ON TRACK: 83%


Create a fully circular Heinz Tomato Ketchup Bottle in Europe by 2022.

ON TRACK


Responsible
Sourcing


At Kraft Heinz, 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.

We are dedicated to responsible sourcing and related impacts in critical areas to Kraft Heinz and our stakeholders. These include areas of focus such as human rights, deforestation, animal welfare and sustainable agriculture. We are also committed to strengthening our due diligence and management programs, while keeping the needs of our suppliers and our customers a top priority.


Source 100% of eggs globally from cage-free or better* hens by 2025.

ON TRACK: 66%


Source 100% of eggs in Europe from free-range hens by 2020.

COMPLETE: 100%


Improve broiler chicken welfare in the U.S. by 2024 and European chicken commitment by 2026.

ON TRACK


Purchase 100% sustainably-sourced Heinz Ketchup tomatoes by 2025.

ON TRACK


Purchase 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022.

COMPLETE: 100%


Purchase 100% traceable palm oil to the mill by 2022.

ON TRACK: 98.5%


Continue to work with animal welfare experts and suppliers on best practices to eliminate painful procedures and promote sustainable practices.

ON TRACK