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Conagra Brands Recognized as Top-Ranked U.S. Company in Sustainable Protein Research and Innovation by The FAIRR Initiative; Katya Hantel Comments

Conagra Brands Recognized as Top-Ranked U.S. Company in Sustainable Protein Research and Innovation by The FAIRR Initiative; Katya Hantel Comments


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Monday, October 18th, 2021

Conagra Brands has long been a leader in the specialty space, and now the company is accelerating its efforts to become a top supplier of plant-based proteins. As a result of its efforts, Conagra Brands was recently named a top-ranked U.S. company on sustainable protein research and innovation by The FAIRR Initiative, an investor network that defines material ESG issues in the animal agriculture sector to help inform investment decisions.

Katya Hantel, Senior Director of Sustainability, Conagra Brands"We recognize the importance that plant-based proteins play in building climate-smart future food systems," said Katya Hantel, Senior Director of Sustainability. "As an industry leader in plant-based protein innovation, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of investors, customers, and consumers who are calling for more sustainable foods."

According to a press release, FAIRR’s sustainable proteins engagement report, "Appetite for Disruption: A Final Serving," is supported by more than 100 investors with combined assets of nearly $18 trillion. The report ranked Conagra as a “pioneer” in the plant-based space due to its demonstrated evidence of addressing risks in its animal protein supply chain and the expansion of its plant-based protein portfolio, as plant-based proteins are generally recognized as having a reduced carbon footprint and fewer water, land, and energy impacts than meat-based proteins.

Conagra Brands was recently named a top-ranked U.S. company on sustainable protein research and innovation by The FAIRR Initiative

Optimizing its Gardein® brand of plant-based products, Conagra has worked to source lower carbon footprint proteins in line with its ambitious, science-based climate change target to reduce the carbon intensity of Conagra-sourced goods and services by 20 percent and reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions of owned manufacturing operations by 25 percent over the same timeframe by 2030.

For more information on the company’s strategic approach to transforming the protein sector, click here to see the company's Citizenship Report.

As always, keep clicking on Deli Market News for the latest news in the plant-based sector.

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