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Conagra Brands Recognizes Winners of Annual Employee-Led Sustainable Development Awards Program

Employee sustainability initiatives generate nearly $30 million in company savings

Conagra Brands, announced the winners of its annual Sustainable Development Awards, celebrating the company’s commitment to sustainability. Conagra’s awards program encourages employees from across its organization to develop, implement and submit for consideration sustainability-focused initiatives which conserve water, reduce waste and save energy. This year, Conagra employees entered a record-breaking 128 sustainability projects which delivered the following total results for the company:

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  • Decreased the company’s carbon footprint by 15,700 metric tons, equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions of driving a vehicle 38.9 million miles1
  • Conserved 120 million gallons of water, equivalent to eliminating the filling of 180 Olympic-size swimming pools2
  • Reduced waste by 5,750 tons, equivalent to saving the weight of 25 Statues of Liberty3

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These projects are integral in helping Conagra Brands achieve its corporate social responsibility commitments, while also making a positive impact on the company’s bottom line. This year’s Sustainable Development Awards submissions generated nearly $30 million in enterprise savings, demonstrating that employees at every level of the organization are supporting efforts to cultivate sustainable food brands while also driving tangible business results.

“Our Sustainable Development Awards continue to be a cornerstone of Conagra’s work to nourish our planet, fueled by our employees’ passion for new ideas,” said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer, Conagra Brands. “Sustainable practices are important in building strong brands and making great food for our consumers and customers, and these projects demonstrate our teams’ relentless focus on impacting environmental and business results.”

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