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OUR SOURCING STORY

McCormick’s supply chain spans over 3,000 agricultural products sourced from more than 80 countries. At McCormick, we challenge each other to be involved global citizens who live our values and embrace the importance of giving back to the communities where we live and work.

SUPPORTING OUR FARMERS

Our commitment to communities includes our charitable giving efforts, our work to improve livelihoods in farming communities, and our goal to empower women across industries that impact our supply chain.

INVESTMENTS IN FARMING COMMUNITIES

McCormick works with suppliers to increase the direct economic benefits generated by farmers and to remove unnecessary intermediaries to buy our five iconic ingredients directly from farmer groups. This increases the efficiency of the supply chain and allows farmers to access better prices and services like health insurance, interest-free loans and access to inputs that reduce costs for farmers, thus increasing their profits. A premium or bonus incentive is usually paid to farmers for sustainable or Rainforest Alliance-Certified™ products.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

 

Grown for Good

\We’ve introduced Grown for Good, McCormick’s sustainable sourcing framework, which is the first-ever sustainability certification program in the herb and spice industry and goes beyond current industry standards.

Empowering Women

Responsible sourcing includes fully recognizing the fundamental, though often hidden, role women play on farms across our global supply chain. By addressing women’s unequal access to knowledge, resources, and decision-making through targeted activities and services, experience has shown significant improvements in women’s economic viability and that of their communities.

Our Branded Iconic Ingredients

McCormick sources all herbs and spices in our portfolio sustainably, beginning with 100% of our branded iconic ingredients (vanilla, cinnamon, black pepper, red pepper and oregano). We buy supplies directly from farmers, increasing supply chain efficiency and allowing farmers to access better prices and services.

PARTNERING WITH PURPOSE

McCormick is committed to helping smallholder farmers work together to engage in partnerships that support their growth and enhance the productivity of their crops and communities.

OUR FLAVOR JOURNEY

Explore the sourcing journey behind some of our most iconic flavors.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Take a look at cinnamon’s journey from bark to table.

Red Pepper

Red Pepper

McCormick sources pure red pepper products from the Southeast region of India. Watch their journey from field to table.


Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is known for making meals come alive. Here's how we source this golden spice.

Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves

Bay leaves provide rich, savory flavor. See how we source the finest bay leaves from Turkey.

Vanilla

Vanilla

Every flavor is a journey. This is our vanilla story.