- Grown for Good
Grown for Good
As a global leader in flavor, McCormick is committed to promoting continuous improvement for the sustainable sourcing of herbs and spices. To underscore our commitment to sustainable sourcing, we have created our Grown for Good framework. Under the framework, we developed our own third-party verified sustainability standard, which drives community resilience, including economic stability for farmers, gender equality and women's empowerment, as well as biodiversity conservation and regenerative farming practices.
Investments in Farming Communities
McCormick works with our suppliers to increase the direct economic benefits generated by farmers and to remove unnecessary intermediaries. 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 products.
THE THREE PILLARS OF GROWN FOR GOOD
Regenerative Production Systems
Grown for Good Certified
McCormick’s Grown for Good standard was created and first received industry-recognized benchmarking at FSA silver-level by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform in 2021. By the end of 2022, it had been rolled out in 11 countries and to nearly 14,000 farmers. We believe this success is driven by its flexibility, adaptation to supply chains with multiple farmers and the support provided for implementation through regionally-located consultants.
Leading the Research into Net Zero Black Pepper
McCormick has committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050. Black pepper was identified as having the largest carbon footprint amongst our iconic raw materials, so our newest initiative in Vietnam links our healthy soils program with McCormick’s Net Zero ambition: we are on a quest to create a Net Zero black pepper farm.Learn More
Improving Education in Madagascar
One of our focus areas has been to create better access to schooling for children, who may otherwise have no option but to stay at home or work on the family farm. McCormick has supported the construction or rehabilitation of 12 schools in the SAVA region of Madagascar, benefitting thousands of farming families.Learn More
Building Resiliency in our Supply Chains
Since launching our Grown for Good framework, tens of thousands of agricultural household members have been positively impacted by community resiliency programs. Here are a few ways that we are working with our in-country strategic suppliers to implement initiatives that build resilience.Learn More
Empowering Women in Indonesia
In cinnamon-growing communities on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, we identified multiple opportunities for women, including increasing their involvement in farm decision making, improving access to financial services, and building resilience to future shocks.Learn More
Partnering to Protect Biodiversity
McCormick and USAID partner with vanilla farmers in Madagascar to develop the farmers' ability to manage the complex and richly biodiverse ecosystem in the SAVA region. The project aims to improve the farmers' livelihoods while training each farmer in good agricultural practices.Learn More