Sustainability

for today, tomorrow and generations to come

Discover the impact of our social, environmental and ethical practices

At McCain India, our goal is to reduce the impact on the planet, by producing delicious food in a sustainable and responsible manner.

We believe that tasty and healthy food can be farmed using
planet-friendly methods that encourage the use of more renewable energy and thriving communities to be resilient and competitive and facilitate the preservation of the planet.

Our sustainability strategy
planet-friendly practices

SAFETY
INCLUSION
ETHICS
SECURITY
Our strong foundations
Our Sustainability Pillars
Our Commitments

Our Sustainability Pillars

SMART & SUSTAINABLE FARMING
Our Commitments
  • Implementing regenerative agriculture practices on 100% of our potato acreage by 2030
  • Operating three Farms of the Future in different growing regions around the world by 2025
  • Developing research partnerships and leverage collective action to advance regenerative agriculture
  • Reducing CO2 per tonne from potato farming, storage and freight by 25% by 2030
  • Improving water-use efficiency by 15% in water-stressed regions by 2025
  • Training, knowledge & technology transfer to our farmers

Our Sustainability Pillars

RESOURCE-EFFICIENT OPERATIONS
Our Commitments
  • 50% absolute reduction in CO2, emissions (Scope 1 & 2), move out of coal and 100% renewable electricity by 2030
  • 30% reduction in CO2, emissions intensity (Scope 3) by 2030 (2017 baseline)
  • 15% improvement in water-use efficiency in seven priority plants by 2025
  • Zero waste to landfill and 100% potato utilization by 2025
  • Making 100% of our packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025
  • 50% reduction in food waste intensity across McCain operations by 2030

Our Sustainability Pillars

GOOD FOOD
Our Commitments
  • Using ingredients that customers recognize, expect, and accept
  • Removing palm oil from our frying operations for McCain-branded products by 2025
  • 15% reduction in sodium (sales-weighted average) in our potato and appetizer products by 2025
  • Provide clear and transparent nutritional info
  • Expand healthier food offerings

Our Sustainability Pillars

THRIVING COMMUNITIES
Our Commitments
  • Supporting farmers and families by donating 200 million meals to food banks and NGOs by 2025
  • Supporting farmers and families with 50,000 hours of employee volunteering by 2025
  • Improving livelihoods of 10,000 vulnerable farmers and families by 2025

Our Alignment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Our Strong
Foundations

Our people are at the heart of our business. As a
family of over 550 employees, we’re dedicated to
fostering a safe, inclusive, ethical and supportive
workplace where people can thrive.

Our Pillars

Smart and Sustainable Farming

Smart and Sustainable Farming

Our innovative practices are aimed at improving agricultural resource efficiency by partnering with Farmers for water usage efficiency and educating farmers on various farm operating practices.

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Resource Efficient Operations

Resource Efficient Operations

We aim to implement a zero waste model by using 100% recyclable materials. This allows for efficient resource operations by means of 100% renewable energy that reduces CO2 emissions.

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Good Food

Good Food

We believe that quality food can be made using environmentally friendly and recognizable ingredients that promote a balanced diet. Our packaging clearly mentions the nutritional profile to aid in decision making.

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Thriving Communities

Thriving Communities

Developing longterm connections within communities that empower employees and growers to thrive professionally and personally with the support of right skills and tools. Our partnerships focus on creating thriving communities and sustainable livelihood.

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Our alignment to
Sustainable Development Goals

Downloads

2021-2022

Project Shakti F22 Annual report

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2020-2021

Project Shakti F21 Annual Report

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2019-2020

Project Shakti F20 Annual Report

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2018-2019

Project Shakti F19 Annual report

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2017-2018

Project Shakti F18 Annual report

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2021-2022

Project Utthan F22 Annual Report

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2020-2021

Project Utthan F21 Annual Report

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2019-2020

Project Utthan F20 Annual Report

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Sustainability Highlights

India Sustainability Summary Report 2022

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Sustainability Highlights

India Sustainability Summary Report 2021

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Sustainability Highlights

India Sustainability Summary Report 2020

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2021-2022

Project Shakti F22 Annual report

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2020-2021

Project Shakti F21 Annual Report

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2019-2020

Project Shakti F20 Annual Report

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2018-2019

Project Shakti F19 Annual report

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2017-2018

Project Shakti F18 Annual report

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2021-2022

Project Utthan F22 Annual Report

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2020-2021

Project Utthan F21 Annual Report

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2019-2020

Project Utthan F20 Annual Report

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Sustainability Highlights

India Sustainability Summary Report 2022

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Sustainability Highlights

India Sustainability Summary Report 2021

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Sustainability Highlights

India Sustainability Summary Report 2020

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Resources

Thriving Communities with McCain
Water Conservation Sustainability at McCain Foods
Partnering with Potato Growers Sustainability at McCain Foods
McCain Foods India Project Shakti

In Media

BW Businessworld

In India, There Is A Stride Happening In ESG

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The CSR Universe

McCain Food’s sustainability goals has 4 pillars

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Pluc.tv

Planet-friendly food platter

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Composition of CSR Committee

Section 135 (4) and Rule 9 of the of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014

S. No. Name Designation
1. Mr. Abhijeet Kamasamudram Whole Time Director/ Chairman
2. Mr. Piyush Adhar Pattanayak Managing Director/Member
3. Mr. Louis Wolthers Director/ Member
4. Mr. Debadatta Baxi GM – HR/ Member

Projects Approved by the Board

Project Shakti
Project Utthan
McCain Chips-In

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