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Goals and Progress

We’re excited to share the progress we’ve made towards our goals, which clearly demonstrates our continued focus on advancing sustainability. While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we recognize sustainability is a journey and there’s always work to be done. As such, we hold ourselves accountable to continuous improvement through a series of goals, organized by People, Communities and Planet pillars, to ensure an all-encompassing impact.

We have a global database for all our PLP goals, which expands our ability to review project status by region, priority and start and end dates. The database also helps us create global and regional dashboard reports, which track project priorities, status, complexity and monthly progress, in addition to a Roadmap Report, which identifies annual targets towards our goals, tracks progress and risks, and is used by our PLP Governing Council in global decision-making.

People Goals

We believe in our people. Standing together with our employees, we strive to create a great place to work that is engaging and rewarding. The development and wellness of our approximately 14,000 global employees are critical components of how we do business and these efforts are part of how we measure success.

Topic Commitments  UN SDGs Alignment Our 2025 - 2030 Goals Baseline 2018 2019 2020  2021 2022


The cornerstone of McCormick’s approach is helping people live better lives. We champion equality and are committed to the education, development, and wellbeing of our employees, while working to create better health outcomes.

Champion equality 5; 10 50% of leadership positions globally held by women 2015 39% 40% 40% 42% 43%
 30% of leadership positions in the U.S. held by ethnically diverse talent (EDT) 2015  20% 23% 23% 25% 26%
Educate and develop employees 3; 4; 5; 10 95% of MySuccess connected exempt employees globally with active development goals in the system 2015 A new global HR system to track our progress toward our 95% goal launched in 2021
 66% 82%
Drive better health outcomes 3; 4; 12 50% increase in number of McCormick Science Institute citations in professional literature 2015 36% 81%




NEW: 100% of employees have access to health & wellbeing programs 2015 We have reframed our goal to reflect our commitment to making health & wellbeing programming available to all employees as a foundational step in our journey.   100%
 90% of sales* from products that enable health, nutrition, or natural consumer choices  2021 Goal set in 2021  50%

* Total net sales in Americas and EMEA

Communities Goals

McCormick’s commitment to doing what’s right extends from individuals to entire communities, including those we serve and, just as importantly, those from which we source. McCormick has long worked to steadily build resilience and improve livelihoods in the farming communities where our ingredients are grown, as evidenced by continued progress on our smallholder farmer resilience goal and a wide range of globe-spanning initiatives.

Topic Commitments  UN SDGs Alignment Our 2025 - 2030 Goals Baseline 2018 2019 2020  2021 2022
The communities where we live, work and source are the bedrock of our operational success and for creating an enduring supply chain. We are dedicated to improving lives across our supply chain, whether it’s helping farming communities build and adapt to change or encouraging our employees to get involved to make our world a better place through charitable giving efforts and volunteerism

Increase resilience and improve livelihoods of communities & smallholder farmers—especially women
1; 2; 5; 8; 10; 12; 15
Increase resilience of 90% of smallholder farmers that grow our key iconic herbs and spices, as measured by increasing skills and capacity, income, access to financial services, education, and nutrition and health 2015 N/A 45% 53% 65% 89%
Increase employee volunteering and giving through corporate programs 3 80% of global employees participating in Power of Giving globally 2015 We introduced a new online giving platform to track employee participation. In 2021 it was rolled out in the US and will be implemented globally by 2025.

* The system was introduced in 2021 in the US. It will roll out to other countries in 2023 - 2025

Planet Goals

McCormick’s commitments extend to the planet we all share, starting in our supply chain, continuing throughout our operations, and going beyond our organization.

Topic Commitments  UN SDGs Alignment Our 2025 - 2030 Goals Baseline  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022


We are committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 by adhering to Science-Based Targets that help reduce our carbon emissions. To achieve this, we’ve increased the use of renewable energy, invested in improved technologies and are in the process of embedding sustainable practices across the enterprise and throughout our supply chain.

Increase use of branded, sustainably grown herbs & spices 12
Source all herbs and spices sustainably, beginning with the top five branded iconic ingredients (black pepper, cinnamon, oregano, red pepper and vanilla) by 2025.
2015  10% - details by iconic below
Black Pepper - 10%
Cinnamon - 0%
Oregano - 0%
Red Pepper - 32%
Vanilla - 7%
 24% - details by iconic below
Black Pepper - 24%
Cinnamon - 0%
Oregano - 4%
Red Pepper - 60%
Vanilla - 34%
 44% - details by iconic below
Black Pepper - 51%
Cinnamon - 17%
Oregano - 35%
Red Pepper - 64%
Vanilla - 53%
 63% - details by iconic below
Black Pepper - 62%
Cinnamon - 33%
Oregano - 50%
Red Pepper - 100%
Vanilla - 70%
 84% - details by iconic below
Black Pepper - 80%
Cinnamon - 88%
Oregano - 69%
Red Pepper - 99%
Vanilla - 100%
Reduce GHG emissions
 7; 11; 13 42% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 & 2) from our facilities to be met by 2030 2020 We achieved our 2025 goal in 2021 and set a new target in line with the Paris Agreement to limit climate warming to 1.5˚C by 2030.  40% reduction
42% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3) to be met by 2030 2020 In 2021, we set a new target in line with the Paris Agreement to limit climate warming to 1.5˚C by 2030. This target incorporates our previous goal to decrease our carbon footprint from packaging.**  20.8% reduction
Reduce water use 6
25% reduction in water use from our facilities to be met by 2030
2020 In 2021, we set a new goal, increasing our water reduction target to 25%.  2% reduction
Solid waste recycling  12 85% recycling and recovery of solid waste from our facilities to be met by 2030  2020 In 2021, we set a new goal, increasing our waste recycling and recovery target to 85%.  67%
Reduce packaging carbon footprint through the lifecycle  12; 13 100% of plastics packaging that can be reused, recycled or repurposed  2015  84% 84% 84% 84% 84%

* This year, we made the decision to extend the timeline on our packaging goal to 2030. The biggest challenge we face, and across the industry, remains flexible packaging. We remain committed to solving this issue and will continue to explore solutions as technology develops.
** Our previous 2025 goal to reduce our packaging carbon footprint by 25% has now been incorporated in our Scope 3 emissions goal