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What Is Purpose-led Performance?

Across our 130-year history, delivering top tier financial results while doing what’s right remains a top priority for our company.


2019 Purpose-led Performance Report

Our 2019 Purpose-led Performance Progress Report outlines our legacy, approach, and commitment to doing what’s right for people, communities where we live, work, and source, and the planet we all share.

Introduction to Purpose-led Performance

Introduction to Purpose-led Performance

We're proud to launch our 2019 Performance-led Performance Report, reflecting our work to improve the health and well-being of all people; to build vibrant communities where we live, work and source; and to make a positive impact on the planet. Watch this video to learn more.

USAID East Africa Trade Hub Project

USAID East Africa Trade Hub Project

McCormick identifies the needs of our global sourcing communities to help enhance social and economic livelihoods. We fund vanilla processing centers in remote communities, allowing farmers to reap additional economic benefits from processing operations. Watch this video to learn more.

Supporting Our Farmers

Supporting Our Farmers

Through Purpose-led Performance, McCormick is committed to supporting our farmers and farming communities worldwide. Here’s how we’re positively impacting the communities in which we live, work, and source our raw materials. Watch this video to learn more.

Our 2025 Goals For Sustainability

Our 2025 Goals For Sustainability

McCormick is dedicated to pursuing our environmental goals, as stated in the 2019 Purpose-led Performance Report. McCormick is passionate about sustainability, and we feel confident that we’ll meet the goals we’ve set by 2025. Watch this video to learn more.


Our 2017 Purpose-led Performance Report introduced a series of commitments and clear performance targets for 2025, informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Our Commitment to People: 2025 Goals

  • 30% ethnically diverse talent (EDT) in senior leadership positions in the U.S.

  • 50% women in senior leadership positions globally.

  • 30% employee participation in Ambassador Groups globally.

  • 95% of all employees globally with active development goals.

  • 80% of employees participating in voluntary health and well-being programs globally.

  • 50% increase in number of McCormick Science Institute citations in professional literature

  • 90% of products with improved transparency (non-GMO, BPA-free, organic).


Our Commitment to Communities: 2025 Goals

  • Increase resilience of 90% of smallholder farmers that grow our iconic herbs and spices, as measured by increasing skills and capacity, income, access to financial services, education, and nutrition and health.

  • 80% employee participation in Charity Day Globally.


Our Commitment to the Planet: 2025 Goals

  • Source all herbs and spices in our portfolio sustainably, beginning with 100% of our branded iconic ingredients.

  • 20% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from our facilities.

  • 16% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 20% reduction in water use from our facilities.

  • 80% recycling and recovery of solid waste from our facilities.

  • 25% reduction in carbon footprint from packaging.

  • 100% circular plastics packaging.



We’re proud to be recognized for our contributions to sustainability across our industry and beyond, but we know we can continue to increase our impact. We don’t embed purpose-led performance throughout our business to garner awards, we do it to positively impact society and to successfully drive our global business.

McCormick sustainability awards