Laurence Le Gal – Flavour Solutions R&D Packaging Manager – EMEA at McCormick

Every month, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This time, Laurence Le Gal – Flavour Solutions R&D Packaging Manager – EMEA at McCormick, shares some interesting insights on the company.

5 facts about McCormick

McCormick is a global leader in flavour – with over $6.5 billion in annual sales across 150 countries and territories, they manufacture, market and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce channels, grocery, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavoured by McCormick.

McCormick’s most popular brands include Schwartz, Ducros, Vahiné, Kamis, French’s, Frank’s RedHot, Cholula, and OLD BAY.

Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland USA, McCormick is committed to its Purpose – To Stand Together for the Future of Flavour. McCormick envisions A World United by Flavour where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand.

“At McCormick, we talk about sustainability as our Purpose-led Performance or PLP”. Across its 135-year history, delivering top tier financial results while doing what’s right has always been a top priority for the company. Their three PLP pillars of People, Communities, and Planet are truly embedded in the business with ambitious goals through 2025 and beyond.

McCormick is committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 by adhering to Science-Based Targets that help reduce their carbon emissions. To achieve this, they’ve increased the use of renewable energy, invested in improved technologies and are in the process of embedding sustainable practices across the enterprise and throughout their supply chain. This includes reducing its packaging carbon footprint through the lifecycle and committing to 100% of plastics packaging that can be reused, recycled or repurposed by 2030.