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ED&F Man

ED&F Man is an agricultural commodity trader, first founded in London in 1783 as a barrel maker and sugar broker. Today, the company is active in 50 countries, working with 14,000 suppliers and sourcing and trading various commodities for its 15,000-strong customer base. Annually, ED&F Man trades 11 million bags of coffee, 11 million tonnes of sugar and 6 million tonnes of animal feed, among other products.

Ranking position
#198 /350
Total score
15.0 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 17.0 /100 #229


#1 11.0 /100 #233


#1 6.3 /100 #209

Social inclusion

#1 27.0 /100 #96
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Agricultural products and commodities #76

Segment ranking summary

ED&F Man ranks 76th among the other companies active in the agricultural products and commodities segment. While the company provides disclosure on some governance, nutrition and environmental issues, it has significant room for improvement compared to its peers. The company also has room to strengthen its reporting across key social issues for its segment such as child and forced labour, paying a living wage, respecting land rights, and promoting farmer resilience.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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  1. 2023

More about the company

London, United Kingdom
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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Onwnership structure
Number of employees

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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