Campbell’s Soup Scores Big Sustainability Award at World Economic Forum

Campbell’s is the only U.S.-based food or beverage company to crack this year’s “Global 100” most sustainable companies list, which is determined by Toronto-based Corporate Knights, and was announced in globo-corporate Eden at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here’s a snapshot of why the Camden-based soup giant qualified:

• The company’s redesign of plastic product packaging, which saved more than 1.2 million pounds of plastic in fiscal 2012;

• Construction of a 60-acre, 10 megawatt solar field in 2011 at its Napoleon, Ohio, manufacturing site, where 24,000 sun-soaking panels generate 15 percent of the electricity to operate the plant; and

• A reduction of water use by more than 3 billion gallons since 2009, resulting in the elimination of more than 280,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Who knew red…could be so green? [Courier-Post]