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Operational Impact

At McCormick, we are committed to continued improvement of our environmental processes through our Purpose-led Performance approach, particularly through improvements to our operational efficiency. Environmental resources underpin the ingredients and relationships at the center of McCormick’s business. As such, aggressive environmental goals and a strategy for value creation that aligns with responsible management and protection of environmental resources is good for McCormick’s stakeholders and good for business. 

Our commitment is grounded by our environmental performance data which is subject to a rigorous audit process by our finance team. We also seek verification of our GHG and water data through a third party. Additionally, our Environmental Management System (EMS), along with our Environmental Policy, helps to guide our employees and day-to-day activities to identify and manage our environmental risks across our organization. 

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Science-Based Goals

In 2021, we set ambitious science-based goals to reduce emissions for our operations (Scopes 1 & 2) and in our supply chain (Scope 3) by 42%. The latest science stresses the importance of limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change. Our goals align with limiting climate warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. Our long-term goal is to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

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Energy Consumption

McCormick’s new Maryland Logistics Center (MLC) is the latest example of how PLP is influencing our Global Supply Chain of the Future strategy, by employing best-in-class technologies to increase efficiency and storage density, while improving the site’s overall safety, quality, service, sustainability, and risk profile. Spanning over 1,800,000 square feet, the building is LEED Gold certified and has recently received approval to install a 2MW rooftop solar array.

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Reducing Waste

McCormick's waste management goal seeks to recycle and recover 80% of solid waste from our facilities by 2025. We are making progress toward our goal by diverting waste through recycling streams and by composting food waste. Waste management draws on the logistical expertise of our staff to design site specific plans to manage waste appropriately for individual geographies and municipal waste systems.


Reducing Water

Although McCormick does not consume large amounts of water, we monitor water use in both our operations and supply chain. McCormick uses the World Resource Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk tool to understand water stress in the geographies where we operate. McCormick also engages third parties with robust capabilities for identifying water savings and efficiency. These parties have identified a number of water saving opportunities we are currently working to implement. Outside of our facilities, we have been working with our farmers and suppliers to integrate water conservation measures into their farming practices.