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ConAgra Foods Shares Progress on Sustainability and Citizenship Goals

Issues 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2016-- ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE:CAG) has shared its latest progress surrounding citizenship and sustainability efforts in its 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report. Available online, the report tracks the company’s progress against key environmental, social and governance initiatives.

“Being a good corporate citizen is good business and I’m incredibly proud of the progress we are making on the issues most material to the food industry, our business and our stakeholders,” said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer of ConAgra Foods. “In the midst of a very transformative year, our citizenship goals have remained a priority for ConAgra’s leadership and employees alike.”

Highlights from the report include:

  • Efforts to reduce environmental impact, including employee-led projects that eliminated 16 tons of waste, optimized and improved packaging while using 2.3 million pounds less material, conserved more than 365 gallons of water and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15,300 metric tons.
  • Employee involvement in charitable activities, including ConAgra’s annual month of service. Activities throughout May 2016 brought together more than 2,100 passionate employees who volunteered over 5,800 hours across 10 states to pack 620,000 meals for those suffering from food insecurity.
  • External recognition of ConAgra Foods’ ongoing corporate responsibility commitment, including its selection for the sixth consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index.

In preparing the 2016 Citizenship Report, ConAgra Foods followed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and the Food Sector supplement. More information on the GRI initiative is available at http://www.globalreporting.org. Data in the report reflects ConAgra Foods' fiscal year 2016, which ended May 31, 2016. The Citizenship Report covers nearly all company-owned facilities, as well as some facilities owned through joint ventures.

About ConAgra Foods

ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America's leading packaged food companies with recognized brands such as Marie Callender's®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Hebrew National®, Orville Redenbacher's®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, PAM®, Snack Pack®, Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Hunt’s® and many other ConAgra Foods brands found in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.

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Source: ConAgra Foods, Inc.

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