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Del Monte Foods highlights ESG progress and sustainable packaging initiatives

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Del Monte Foods showcases its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strides, emphasising sustainable packaging efforts in its 2023 report. Aligning with industry standards, the company focuses on nourishing the planet, people, and communities. Progress includes integrating post-consumer resin into plastic beverage cups, advancing towards its goal of 25% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030. Del Monte aims for 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable plastic packaging by the same year. CEO Greg Longstreet underscores the company’s commitment amid global resource concerns. Director of ESG, Molly Laverty, highlights sustainability as integral to business success. Despite recent concerns regarding phthalate levels in canned sliced peaches, Del Monte assures compliance with FDA and EFSA standards, using alternative lining materials.

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