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H.J. Heinz Company
Heinz: A Global Food Company with Pittsburgh Roots
Contact: Michael Mullen, +1 412.613.5214, firstname.lastname@example.org
The H.J. Heinz Company, one of the world's leading marketers and producers of high-quality foods, has played a vital role in the economic landscape of Pittsburgh ever since Henry John Heinz founded the Company in 1869 in nearby Sharpsburg. Heinz has approximately 32,400 employees worldwide, including 1,300 in Pittsburgh, the home of Heinz World Headquarters, Heinz North America's headquarters and the Heinz Global Innovation and Quality Center.
The Company's enduring commitment to Pittsburgh includes our purchase of the naming rights to Heinz Field, the home stadium for the six-time Super Bowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the world's most popular professional football teams.
Under the strong leadership of Chairman, President and CEO William R. Johnson, Heinz has delivered profitable growth while staying true to the Company's principles of Quality, Innovation, Integrity and Food Safety. Heinz achieved record sales of $10.1 billion in Fiscal 2009 as millions of consumers around the world continued to trust and enjoy our foods. Our global portfolio includes leading brands that hold No. 1 or No. 2 positions across five continents and in more than 50 countries. About 60% of Heinz's sales are outside the United States, with Emerging Markets generating a growing percentage of total sales. Key Emerging Markets for Heinz include Russia, India, China, Indonesia, Poland, Latin America and South Africa.
In recent years, Heinz has transformed its global portfolio to focus on driving growth in three core categories that leverage its strength and global capabilities:
- Ketchup and Sauces (including Heinz® Ketchup, the World's Favorite KetchupTM)
- Meals and Snacks
As a responsible corporate citizen for more than a century, Heinz is committed to protecting the planet's natural resources. In May 2008, Heinz launched a global initiative to achieve a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, solid waste and water consumption by 2015. Through its HeinzSeed Program, Heinz is a leader in sustainable agriculture, which enables us to trace Heinz tomatoes from field to fork. Heinz is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Calvert Social Index.
Heinz is also committed to enhancing the Health + Wellness of people and their communities. Through the Heinz Company Foundation, we support the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign, a groundbreaking program that is combating iron deficiency and malnutrition among children in the developing world. This important program has already helped 2.6 million children in 15 developing countries. As Heinz celebrates our 140th anniversary and our lasting commitment to Pittsburgh, we remain dedicated to making a positive impact in the local and global community, guided by principles that preserve human dignity, enhance the quality of life and reduce environmental impacts.