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Kerry Group

Kerry Group is one of Ireland’s largest food companies, operating through two main business segments. The taste and nutrition segment makes up most of the group’s revenue and focuses on ingredient solutions for food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. The company also processes and manufactures products for the retail market in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It operates 151 manufacturing locations across 32 countries, with sales of its 18,000-item product portfolio occurring in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Ranking position
#16 /350
Total score
45.3 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 83.0 /100 #6


#1 41.0 /100 #46


#1 29.3 /100 #47

Social inclusion

#1 53.0 /100 #13
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Agricultural products and commodities #3
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #13

Segment ranking summary

Kerry Group ranks third in agricultural products and commodities and 13th in the food and beverage manufacturers/processors segments, as the company discloses information across most indicators. Kerry Group is a leader in both segments when it comes to disclosure on its governance and strategy, with high disclosure across all three indicators, particularly stakeholder engagement. Moreover, the company is in the top grouping of companies in both segments regarding social issues, though could improve further by disclosing monitoring systems for relevant topics. Kerry Group is also one of the few to report on every topic in the environment measurement area. However, it is lagging against its peers due to a lack of time bound targets, presenting an opportunity to improve further. Similarly, Kerry Group could increase its disclosure on nutrition, such as providing more evidence of programmes or time-bound targets that address the availability, affordability and accessibility of healthy foods.

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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

Tralee, Ireland
Food and agriculture revenue USD
Group revenue USD
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

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

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