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​​SUSTAIN​ABLE OPERATIONS

McCain was founded more than five decades ago on good and responsible business ethics. We are proud of where we've come from and continue to live by these ethics to this day, which is why we put sustainability at the center of everything we do.

Examples of these are shown below and you'll find more on these subjects in the Information Hub section of this website. If you can't find what you're looking for please make contact - we've a great deal we'd love to share with you.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

McCain Foods contributes to worthy causes around the world – we are proud to integrate into the communities where we operate and play a positive role in improving the quality of life for our employees, their families and their neighbourhoods.

This involvement is mostly driven locally and managed by the individual regions, so the support we give can take many forms – generous efforts of our people, transfer of knowledge and expertise to growers, donation of products and services, sponsorships that inspire broad participation towards worthwhile goals and, sometimes, direct financial support. For information about giving and partnership opportunities in your region, please contact your local McCain regional office.

In addition to local community support, our company funds The McCain Foundation – a philanthropic organization, largely supporting initiatives in the Atlantic provinces of Canada where McCain Foods was founded. The McCain Foundation has five areas of support; arts & culture, community projects, health & wellness, education and environment. For more information about the support offered and how to apply, click here.

The company also supports social business and in 2013 McCain Foods signed an alliance with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, to kick-start the ‘Campo Vivo’ project. This was the first South American joint venture between a multinational company and the Yunus Social Business – the project’s aim is to improve the quality of life of Colombian farmers.

Campo Vivo benefits underprivileged farming families in Colombia who face many challenges. Some lack the necessary land or resources to produce crops and many farmers have been displaced by the armed conflict in the country. By providing education and support services via the Campo Vivo Cultivation Center of Excellence, the project helps them to successfully develop commercially viable potato, carrot and pea farming businesses in a fair and sustainable way.

To see Campo Vivo in action, click here.