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Groupe Limagrain

Groupe Limagrain is an international cooperative specialising in seeds and cereal products. The history of the company dates to 1965, when local seed growers in France, who had been producing seed since 1942, established a research facility to develop maize varieties. In 1975, Groupe Limagrain purchased Vilmorin, a company selling vegetable seeds. In the decades that followed, Groupe Limagrain gradually became one of the largest players in the seed industry with activities spanning both field crops and vegetables. The company is also involved in producing and selling processed breads and pastries under the Jacquet, Brossard and Milcamps brands. Groupe Limagrain now has a sales and operational presence in 57 countries.

Ranking position
#109 /350
Total score
26.6 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 25.0 /100 #191


#1 21.3 /100 #161


#1 41.7 /100 #17

Social inclusion

#1 17.3 /100 #168
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Agricultural inputs #20
Agricultural products and commodities #39
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #72

Segment ranking summary

Groupe Limagrain ranks 20th in the agricultural inputs segment, 39th in the agricultural products and commodities segment and 72nd among the food and beverage processors. While a top ten performer on nutrition and social inclusion in the agricultural inputs segment, the company is in the bottom half of the industry ranking in the governance and strategy as well as the environment measurement areas. In governance and strategy, the company lags behind its peers in all segments, as it fails to provide evidence of a solid methodology to develop its sustainability strategy as well as meaningful stakeholder engagement. Regarding the environment, the company is one of the few among its peers not to demonstrate significant action on its GHG emissions.

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Core social indicators

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

Saint-Beauzire, France
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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