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Continued Commitment to Improvement

In our 2017 Purpose-led Performance Progress Report, we outlined a series of commitments and 14 clear Purpose-led Performance Goals, which align with and support the UN SDGs. Since then, we’ve added two additional performance targets to our set of goals. Our Purpose-led Performance approach recognizes that sustainability is a journey, allowing us to continuously build on our success and raise our ambitions as our business and operating landscapes change.

UN SDG Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Alignment

To demonstrate stakeholder transparency, we have formally contextualized our commitment to the 13 UN SDGs directly supported by our Purpose-led Performance goals.

Learn More About Our Continued Commitment to our Goals »

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No Poverty

McCormick has a long legacy of supporting communities where we live, work and source. This includes training farmers to improve agricultural practices in ways that will increase income.

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Zero Hunger

We aim to increase resilience of 90% of smallholder farmers that grow our key herbs and spices. In 2020, we donated more than $10 million across 22 countries to organizations addressing issues like healthcare access, racial injustice and food insecurity, including more than $3 million to food banks.


Good Health and Wellbeing

We have various initiatives to promote employee health and have set the goal of having 80% of employees participating in voluntary health and wellbeing programs. We also aim to have 80% of our global employees participating in our main corporate giving initiative, the Power of Giving.

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Quality Education

We are intent on achieving inclusive and quality education for all, evident through our extensive training and development offerings for employees and corporate initiatives such as having active development goals in our HR system for 95% of all connected employees.

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Gender Equality

McCormick is proud to demonstrate our commitment to gender equality through women's empowerment initiatives and tangible corporate goals like having 50% of women in leadership positions globally.

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Clean Water and Sanitation

We partner with third-party experts to identify opportunities to reduce our water use at targeted facilities around the world, helping achieve our goal of a 20% reduction in water use per ton of product produced from our facilities.

Clean Energy

Affordable and Clean Energy

McCormick is aggressively pursuing the use of clean energy throughout our operations. In 2021, we joined the leading global corporations committed to limiting climate warming to 1.5℃ by 2030 and to achieving Net Zero by 2050.

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Decent Work and Economic Growth

McCormick has recently been recognized as a UN Global Compact LEAD Company for our ongoing commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.

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Reduced Inequalities

Our goal is to have women in 50% of leadership positions globally and ethnically diverse talent (EDT) in 30% of leadership positions in the U.S. And we are committed to reducing inequality in the farming communities where we operate.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities

McCormick has completed four LEED Certification projects to help us use resources more efficiently, waste less and reduce our impact on the planet.

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Responsible Consumption and Production

Our goals include a reduction of our carbon footprint from packaging by 25% and 100% circular plastics packaging (reused, recycled or repurposed) by 2025.

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Climate Action

A core piece of our sustainability work is addressing climate change with numerous initiatives underway across our organization and raising our ambition with 1.5℃-aligned targets and Net Zero by 2050 in support of the UN Global Compact Action Platform.


Life on Land

Under Grown for Good we also take measures to reduce water use, improve soil health, avoid habitat degradation and optimize energy efficiency where possible.