ORRVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) introduced an evolved set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities today to reflect its sharpened focus on addressing issues that impact the quality of life of millions of people and pets.
"The quality of life of too many people and pets is suffering because they lack access to basic needs and opportunities that many of us take for granted," said Mark Smucker, President and Chief Executive Officer. "While supporting our communities, employees and the planet has always been part of our DNA, we feel we can enhance our efforts to help more of our constituents thrive. These evolved priorities will help us harness our financial resources, expertise, partnerships and the incredible passion of our employees to further strengthen our role in addressing some of the critical issues we face as a society."
Informed by our passions as a Company, our unique strengths and a recent multi-stakeholder issue assessment, the Company's evolved Thriving Together agenda prioritizes improving the quality of life for people and pets by helping to meet their needs for:
More details on The J.M. Smucker Co.'s Thriving Together agenda can be found on the Company's website: https://www.jmsmucker.com/our-impact.
As part of its enhanced commitment to ESG efforts, the Company has published its first set of formal ESG disclosures leveraging the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) frameworks. These disclosures can be found at https://investors.jmsmucker.com/2021.
Later this year, Smucker anticipates being able to confirm it achieved its 2020 Environmental Impact goals and will provide an update on its plans to deliver against its evolved Thriving Together priorities.
About The J.M. Smucker Co.
Each generation of consumers leaves their mark on culture by establishing new expectations for food and the companies that make it. At The J.M. Smucker Co., it is our privilege to be at the heart of this dynamic with a diverse portfolio that appeals to each generation of people and pets and is found in nearly 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants. This includes a mix of iconic brands consumers have always loved such as Folgers®, Jif® and Milk-Bone® and new favorites like Café Bustelo®, Smucker's® Uncrustables® and Rachael Ray® Nutrish®. By continuing to immerse ourselves in consumer preferences and acting responsibly, we will continue growing our business and the positive impact we have on society. For more information, please visit jmsmucker.com.
The J.M. Smucker Co. is the owner of all trademarks referenced herein except for Rachael Ray®, a registered trademark of Ray Marks II LLC, which is used under license.
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