Kraft Heinz 2020 Environmental Social Governance Report
About This Report
This Report reflects our commitment to transparency and provides detail for our stakeholders on progress to date against our ESG goals and objectives, which are based on our most material issues. These material issues were reviewed and updated based on our materiality assessment.
This 2020 Environmental Social Governance Report (“Report”) is the second Environmental Social Governance (ESG) report issued by The Kraft Heinz Company (“Kraft Heinz”). This Report does not include details on our financial performance. Details on our financial performance can be found on our corporate website and in our public filings available through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Materiality and its representative definition as used in this report, sometimes referenced as “ESG materiality,” and our materiality review process, is different than the definition used in the context of filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Issues deemed material for purposes of this report and for purposes of determining our ESG strategies may not be considered material for SEC reporting purposes.
Unless otherwise noted, this Report covers initiatives and performance metrics associated with our global operations from January 1 through December 31, 2019. Kraft Heinz anticipates issuing an annual ESG Report going forward.
We have utilized the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guiding framework in the development of our ESG initiatives.
This Report was prepared utilizing the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Standard, with limited assurance of Scope 1 and 2 energy, water and waste data, as verified by the global certification firm Bureau Veritas.
We have also aligned this Report to the general principles of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for food and beverage companies.
Kraft Heinz supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), representing a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. As such, we considered the SDGs when developing Kraft Heinz’s new global ESG strategy and goals. The global ESG strategy of Kraft Heinz supports all 17 SDGs in varying degrees. We have identified the main places in this report to demonstrate the key ways our initiatives work towards the targets aligned with the SDGs. This is represented by the appropriate icons preceding those correlating sections throughout the report.
We welcome feedback on our ESG strategy and commitments. To share questions or comments, please contact ESG@kraftheinz.com.