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Two Camden companies make list of World’s Most Sustainable Corporations

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Camden corporate and community neighbors American Water, the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and Campbell Soup Company have been named on Corporate Knights 16th annual Global 100 list of the World’s Most Sustainable Corporations, according to a release. American Water is ranked number 16 and is the only water utilities company on the list while the Campbell Soup Company is ranked number 93 and is one of only two U.S. food companies included. Both institutions are neighbors to the City of Brotherly Love. Many can see the company's facilities from across the Delaware River Waterfront or driving over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. 

“Through their dedication to sustainability, American Water and Campbell Soup Company are showing, yet again, their commitments to being conscious corporate partners to the city of Camden,” said Camden Mayor Frank Moran in a release. “These two companies embody the environmental awareness and social responsibility that we encourage in our city’s businesses. Here in Camden, we are proud to be home to two of the world’s most sustainable corporations.”

The list of sustainable businesses comes from a Canadian-owned media, research and financial products company, Corporate Knights. Corporate Knights rank corporate sustainability performances in its Global 100 list based on metrics covering resource, employee and financial management, and clean revenue. According to the release, Corporate Knights analyzed 7,395 companies with more than $1 billion (USD) in revenue to create the 2020 index. American Water and Campbell Soup Company were among 17 U.S. companies on the list.

The announcement definitely hit home for both companies. 

“At American Water, we are dedicated to the principles of ESG. We know that what we do is critical for the lives of the millions of people we serve every day,” said Susan Story, CEO of American Water in a release. “For us, it is all about sustainability in its broadest term—for our people, our customers, our communities and our planet. This commitment of purpose is shared by all of our employees, and we are very proud to be included in the Global 100 Index as a recognition of our efforts in Camden and across the U.S.”

“We are honored to have our sustainability efforts acknowledged by Corporate Knights. This recognition is a testament to the Campbell employees who drive our sustainability programs and act as good stewards of the natural resources we all share,” said Mark Clouse, Campbell’s President and CEO added in a release. “I’m proud of the progress we have made and the positive impact we have had in Camden and all of our hometown communities.”

2020 marks the first year on the list for American Water, and the fifth year of recognition for the Campbell Soup Company. Both businesses are essential in furthering Camden's mission to become a more sustainable business hub.

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