close search dialog
search dialog
Hands and laptops - purpose led performance

Sharing Our Goals for Global Responsibility

At McCormick, we are equally dedicated to strengthening our business and improving the world around us—an approach we call Purpose-led Performance (PLP).


Purpose-Led Performance Report

Our 2017 Purpose-led Performance Report reflects McCormick’s work to improve the health and well-being of all people; build vibrant communities where we live, work and source; and make a positive impact on the planet.

Download the report


The report also lays out a set of aspirational global goals for 2025, which are informed by science and aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Key highlights include McCormick’s commitments to:

•Source 100% of branded iconic ingredients sustainably
•Increase the livelihoods of 90% of McCormick’s smallholder farmers

•Champion equality for women and people of colour across the company
•Reduce the company’s environmental impact and develop sustainable innovations



McCormick is in favour of transparency in product labelling and we are strong supporters of efforts to establish a uniform national standard in the United States for labelling bio-engineered foods and ingredients that applies throughout the country.  Many of our products have always been Non-GMO and in continuation of this history we have included Non-GMO labels on McCormick branded herbs, spices and extracts in the US. Additionally, we’ve successfully transitioned over 80% of our US Gourmet Line to Organic and Non-GMO Project verified.  We agree with the scientific consensus, as established by highly reputable organisations such as the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Food Safety Authority and the World Health Organisation, that bio-engineered crops are safe and nutritious.  But we also recognise that consumers in some markets prefer foods and ingredients that are not made with bio-engineered ingredients, and thus we will continue to take steps to ensure that we are able to meet that consumer preference throughout our line of products. In addition, we will in the future ensure that any of our products that contain bio-engineered ingredients will be disclosed accordingly.