To achieve the SDGs by 2030, we need transformational change from farm to fork. Food systems transformation requires large-scale and fundamental action led by those who drive environmental, health and social pressures in the system.
The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate the most influential food and agriculture companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same.
For the development of the Food and Agriculture Benchmark, WBA follows a five-year roadmap. Throughout, it will align with relevant agendas of global platforms and initiatives so that the data, key findings and recommendations can be integrated into broader stakeholder actions and community outreach. A central moment in this five-year roadmap is the publication of the first benchmark in 2021.
Snapshot on commitments: Baseline report
Benchmark publication at the UN Food Systems Summit
Second benchmark publication
Seafood stewardship Index
Three billion people rely on seafood as an essential part of their diet. Providing this nutritious food presents serious challenges for the seafood industry. The largest companies can address these issues. Including food insecurity in developing countries, human rights violations and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide.Go to benchmark
Access to Seeds Index
Hunger is a daily reality for almost one billion people around the world. The global population is expected to grow by a further two billion in the coming decades, precisely in those regions that are currently considered food insecure. Improving access to seeds for farmers in those regions is key to meeting future food demands. This is where the seed industry can play a crucial role.Go to benchmark
The Expert Review Committee
The Food and Agriculture Benchmark is developed in close collaboration with an Expert Review Committee (ERC), whose members support the core team with their expertise and experience.
Lead Engager, Hermes Investment
Senior Fellow, Meridian Institute
Lead Agribusiness Specialist, World Bank
Danielle Sadi Carreira
Environment & Climate Consultant
Managing Director Food & Nature, World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Science Director, EAT Foundation
Executive Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy, John Hopkins University
Country Director Nigeria, GAIN
Independent Agri-business Consultant, Wageningen University
Shachi Gurumayum Sharma
Founder, Wandieville Media
Director of Social Sustainability & SSCI
As we build our work, we continue to engage with stakeholders across the globe through targeted communications with key organisations and representatives. We also encourage meaningful and constructive feedback.