WBA benchmarks

Food and Agriculture

Demonstrate where companies across the food and agricultural value chains contribute to a transformation of our food system that provides nutritious food for all, produced within our planetary boundaries while ensuring decent livelihoods for farmers and workers.

Industries considered for inclusion: Food Retail, Food Service, Food & Beverage, Agricultural Commodity Traders, Livestock, Dairy, Commodity Crops, and Input Suppliers

Gender Equality and Empowerment

Demonstrate how companies address key themes, from discrimination and gender-based violence to unpaid care and access to resources. Focus on the key industries that stand to drive impact across female employees and workers in the supply chain, consumers and community members.

Industries considered for inclusion: Apparel, Food & Beverage, Finance, Information Technology and Communication Services

Digital Inclusion

Demonstrate how companies help bridge the ‘digital divide’ – the gap between those that have access to digital technologies, like the Internet and those that do not. Ensure digital dividends – growth, jobs, and services – are spreading more widely.

Industries considered for inclusion: Telecommunication Services, Media & Entertainment and Information Technology

Climate and Energy

Demonstrate how companies in high carbon-emitting industries are contributing to the Paris Agreement and SDG 13 by enabling the required transformation to a low carbon economy.

Industries included: Oil and Gas, Electric Utilities and Automotive

Climate and Energy Benchmark


Demonstrate how the world’s leading seafood companies contribute to the sustainable management of our oceans and coastal ecosystems, as well how they help ensure responsible social practices are implemented in all stages of the supply chain.

Companies included

Seafood Stewardship Index