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Our Commitment November 10, 2020

McCormick & Company Donates $100,000 to Social Justice Organizations across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region

Diversity and Inclusion in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Racial Equality; McCormick & Company


McCormick & Company has pledged $100,000 to organizations working to combat social injustice across 14 countries and territories in EMEA.

We are delighted to be able to support 19 partners across the EMEA region including: Show Racism The Red Card in the UK, Sport Dans La Ville in France, COSPE in Italy, the Polish Hospitability Foundation in Poland, Cohesion Collective in South Africa, and other causes in Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Ukraine and Dubai.

The organizations were nominated by McCormick EMEA employees, and approved by a new EMEA Employee advisory group named EmbRACE, which stands for embrace race. This new affinity group was formed to help advance diversity and inclusion efforts across the region.

McCormick has a long legacy of supporting its local communities where we live, work, and source, and has committed approximately $10 million to charitable organizations in 2020. This has included donations totaling $500,000 to US organizations that combat social injustice or provide critical food, healthcare, or other essential services to Black Communities impacted by police brutality; and $100,000 to EMEA food charities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, in late 2019, the company established its global hunger-relief drive to commemorate its 130th anniversary which, in partnership with local food banks and food focused charities, provided meals to individuals and families in need. 

Chris Jinks, President of EMEA at McCormick said, “We are committed to doing everything we can to break down the structural barriers to equality that exist in all levels of society. To be able to help local social justice organizations in EMEA with this donation is a privilege. Many thanks to all our colleagues for making this happen.”

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