Just like you, McCormick Flavor Solutions is committed to doing what’s right for people, communities where we live, work, and source, and the planet we all share. McCormick’s Grown for Good framework includes our Grown for Good standard, the first sustainability certification of its kind specifically designed for the herbs and spices industry, and incorporates the principle of continuous improvement, including building resiliency in the communities where our iconic herbs and spices are grown. While our 2025 goal is to improve resiliency for 90% of the farmers who grow our top five iconic raw ingredients (black pepper, cinnamon, oregano, red pepper and vanilla), we understand how important it is for that to extend to their wider communities.
Due to the nature of our business, we source approximately 14,000 ingredients from over 85 different countries and, in many cases, multiple regions within those countries. Each community faces their own unique challenges and therefore there is no “one size fits all” solution to building resiliency. Before we begin designing resiliency-building initiatives, it’s important for us to get a deeper understanding of the risks and opportunities that each community faces.