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Campbell Soup Company : Named Top 10 of Best Corporate Citizens for Second Consecutive Year

04/18/2012 | 04:35pm US/Eastern

For the second consecutive year, Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has placed among the Top 10 of all large-cap Russell 1000 companies on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, regarded as the top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly-available information.

Dave Stangis, Campbell's Vice President - Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, said, "It is gratifying to have Campbell's corporate responsibility practices and performance continue to be recognized. Campbell continues to make progress advancing our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. We have made these initiatives an integral aspect of how we work together and thousands of dedicated Campbell people around the world can take pride in this honor, knowing that they are making a meaningful contribution to help Campbell win in the workplace, marketplace and community."

Launched in 2000, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on over 320 data points of publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, governance, philanthropy and financial performance. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List's open and transparent methodology is governed by a Methodology Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association.

The top 10 ranked as follows: Bristol-Meyer-Squibb Co., International Business Machines, Corp., Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., Johnson Controls Inc., Accenture plc, Spectra Energy Corp., Campbell Soup Company, Nike Inc., and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. The full list is available at www.thecro.com.

Campbell addresses sustainability and corporate social responsibility as an important component of the company's cultural framework. The company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies are intended to make positive impacts in four key areas: Our Consumers, Our Planet, Our Employees and Our Community. To learn more visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm," "Arnott's" and "V8." Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoup.com.

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John Faulkner (Media)

© Business Wire 2012
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