Lamb Weston Issues FY23 Global Sustainability Report Wednesday 26 June 2024

The company’s fifth annual report includes results from global sustainability and people initiatives, consolidating the newly integrated operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the first time.

EAGLE, ID (June ___, 2024) – With a focus on making fries and making strides, Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) issued its fifth annual Global Sustainability Report today, providing updates on the company’s performance against key sustainability and people initiatives during its fiscal year 2023.

This is the first global consolidated report for the company, which has officially integrated its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa following an acquisition in February 2023.

“This global report demonstrates the progress we’re making around the world – and how we’re elevating the best of what we’re doing to improve our communities and the planet,” said Mike Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Lamb Weston. “Our team is focused on making meaningful changes to build a more resilient business and secure a long-term future for our people, our planet and Lamb Weston.”

The report provides critical updates on metrics in three key areas of focus:

  • People: investing in the development and wellbeing of team members and providing for the communities where the company operates.
  • Food: offering customers and consumers safe, high quality potato products, made responsibly.
  • Planet: reducing environmental impact and conserving natural resources through regenerative agricultural programs and efficient manufacturing.

The full report also establishes new long-term sustainability targets for the global organization and provides a final progress update on the company’s previously reported 2030 goals. The Global Sustainability Report is available now at https://esg.lambweston.com.

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About Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 70 years, Lamb Weston has led the industry in innovation, introducing inventive products that simplify back-of-house management for its customers and make things more delicious for their customers. From the fields where Lamb Weston potatoes are grown to proactive customer partnerships, Lamb Weston always strives for more and never settles. Because, when we look at a potato, we see possibilities. Learn more about us at lambweston.com.
 

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