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January 23, 2018 at 9:01 AM EST

McCormick & Company Ranked 23rd Most Sustainable Corporation and No. 1 in Food Products Industry on Corporate Knights 2018 Global 100 Sustainability Index

SPARKS, Md., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, was announced as the 23rd most sustainable corporation on the 2018 Corporate Knights Global 100 Sustainability Index released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  McCormick was also ranked No. 1 in the Food Products Industry category for the second-year on this highly reputable annual list released by Corporate Knights, a Canadian market research company.  

"I'm proud that our commitment to operating sustainably has been recognized along with our peers for two years in a row," said Lawrence Kurzius, Chairman, President and CEO.  "This honor validates our efforts to embed sustainability throughout our operations, to provide transparency to our stakeholders and to positively impact communities where we live, source and work."

McCormick reiterated its pledge to sustainability through its recent 2017 Purpose-led Performance (PLP) Report, which focuses on the company's efforts to deliver top-tier financial results while doing what's right for the long-term vitality of people, communities and the planet.  The PLP Report also includes new 2025 goals aimed at improving health and well-being, building resilience in communities across the globe, and positively impacting the environment; the goals are informed by science and aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

To learn more about McCormick's Purpose-led Performance journey and to view the 2017 PLP Report, please visit http://www.mccormickcorporation.com/our-commitment

The Global 100 Index is recognized as a leader in transparency and industry best practices for sustainability.  The companies named are among the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industries; Corporate Knights assesses all publicly traded companies with a market capitalization of at least $2 billion to create the annual ranking.  The Global 100 Index is determined by using 12 sustainability indicators, including energy, water and waste productivity, innovation capacity, employee turnover and safety performance.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor.  With $4.4 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™.

For more information, visit www.mccormickcorporation.com.

For information contact:

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

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