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October 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT

McCormick & Company, Inc. Expands Sustainability Goals - Commits to 100% of Plastic Packaging That Can be Reused, Recycled or Repurposed by 2025

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Inc. (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, announced today that 100% of the company's plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or able to be repurposed by 2025. This move is part of McCormick's continuous focus on advancing sustainability and represents an important addition to the company's 2025 Purpose-led Performance goals, announced in October 2017.

McCormick will expand the company's emphasis on reducing its CO2 impact by further increasing recycled content in its packaging and developing packaging design innovations that further reduce the use of plastic. The company will continue working toward eliminating single-use plastic, adopting renewable materials and composting.

"At McCormick, we remain focused on the sustainability of our products and the world around us, and we aim to be part of the solution that safeguards the long-term vitality of the planet we share. This new announcement is an important extension of our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with our packaging carbon footprint," said Lawrence Kurzius, Chairman, President and CEO. "Our new packaging commitment represents just one of the many ways McCormick is working to embed sustainability through everything we do."

This announcement adds to McCormick's existing 2025 goals related to packaging, including reducing the company's packaging carbon footprint by 25%. McCormick's dedication to sustainability is articulated in its most recent Purpose-led Performance (PLP) Report. This announcement reinforces McCormick's dual commitment to delivering top-tier financial results with responsibility to people, communities and the planet. McCormick is also exploring opportunities to join pre-competitive partnerships advancing the movement toward a circular economy.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Inc. is a global leader in flavor. With $4.8 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick Brings the Joy of Flavor to Life™.

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Lori Robinson (410) 527-6004 or lori_robinson@mccormick.com

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