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This measurement area focuses on the integration of sustainable development objectives and targets into companies’ core strategy, business model and governance structure. It captures companies’ overall commitment to sustainable development, including whether the company’s highest governing board is responsible for leading its progress on sustainability targets, as well as its stakeholder engagement activities.

In the governance and strategy measurement area, companies across all segments generally perform well in the benchmark. Among the top 25 companies, only the restaurant and food service segment is not represented. The top 25 consists primarily of companies in the food and beverage processor and manufacturers segment. Nevertheless, while companies generally perform well, this does not always translate into a strong performance across the other measurement areas. This illustrates that a wide-ranging sustainability strategy with accountability systems and stakeholder engagement in place does not always lead on to high performance in other areas.

Approximately three quarters of companies have a sustainability strategy, with over a quarter of these companies setting time-bound targets for relevant sustainability topics. However, only around 10% of companies address topics in all dimensions of the benchmark (environment, nutrition and social inclusion), highlighting that most companies do not take a holistic sustainability approach. Moreover, while 70% of the companies disclose that they have established a governance and accountability framework, only 50% of companies report that this is overseen by the highest governance body.

Looking ahead, companies have the greatest opportunity to improve their performance regarding their stakeholder engagement activities. Around half of the companies do not disclose sufficient evidence in this area, with only 4% of companies reporting a strategic and continuous stakeholder engagement process which addresses all three benchmark dimensions. There is an opportunity for companies to increase their disclosure on their process for identifying and engaging with stakeholders, as well as how the outcomes of this process are integrated into the company’s wider sustainability strategy.

Ranking table

Total score out of 100 Governance and strategy out of 100 Environment out of 100 Nutrition out of 100 Social inclusion out of 100
1 Diageo
Total score 53.0 /100
Governance and strategy 100.0 /100
Governance and strategy 100.0 /100
Environment 60.7 /100
Nutrition 25.0 /100
Social inclusion 57.3 /100
- Unilever
Total score 71.7 /100
Governance and strategy 100.0 /100
Governance and strategy 100.0 /100
Environment 68.3 /100
Nutrition 58.3 /100
Social inclusion 79.0 /100
3 Firmenich
Total score 52.3 /100
Governance and strategy 92.0 /100
Governance and strategy 92.0 /100
Environment 43.7 /100
Nutrition 56.3 /100
Social inclusion 44.0 /100
- Fonterra
Total score 53.5 /100
Governance and strategy 92.0 /100
Governance and strategy 92.0 /100
Environment 52.3 /100
Nutrition 58.3 /100
Social inclusion 37.3 /100
- PepsiCo
Total score 54.5 /100
Governance and strategy 92.0 /100
Governance and strategy 92.0 /100
Environment 61.3 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 56.3 /100
6 Ahold Delhaize
Total score 43.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 44.7 /100
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
Total score 26.8 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 25.0 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 24.0 /100
- DSM
Total score 43.5 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 43.7 /100
Social inclusion 35.7 /100
- Danone
Total score 63.6 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 75.0 /100
Nutrition 54.3 /100
Social inclusion 55.0 /100
- FrieslandCampina
Total score 43.4 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 29.3 /100
Nutrition 50.0 /100
Social inclusion 37.7 /100
- Kerry Group
Total score 45.3 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 41.0 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 53.0 /100
- Kirin Holdings
Total score 41.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 50.0 /100
Nutrition 20.0 /100
Social inclusion 39.0 /100
- Orkla
Total score 43.8 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 50.0 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 35.0 /100
- Uni-President
Total score 24.6 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Governance and strategy 83.0 /100
Environment 16.0 /100
Nutrition 16.7 /100
Social inclusion 21.7 /100
15 Asahi Group
Total score 34.5 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 8.3 /100
Social inclusion 44.0 /100
- Carrefour
Total score 43.5 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 48.0 /100
Nutrition 25.0 /100
Social inclusion 47.3 /100
- Charoen Pokphand Group
Total score 35.2 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 31.3 /100
Nutrition 21.0 /100
Social inclusion 40.3 /100
- Compass Group
Total score 31.5 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 25.0 /100
Nutrition 21.0 /100
Social inclusion 34.0 /100
- ForFarmers
Total score 29.4 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 31.3 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 29.0 /100
- Givaudan
Total score 36.7 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 18.7 /100
Social inclusion 41.0 /100
- Hormel Foods
Total score 34.3 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 34.0 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 26.0 /100
- International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)
Total score 28.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 31.3 /100
Nutrition 6.3 /100
Social inclusion 30.7 /100
- Jeronimo Martins
Total score 38.1 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 43.7 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 29.0 /100
- Kellogg's
Total score 50.1 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 56.7 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 56.0 /100
- Kraft Heinz
Total score 35.9 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 33.3 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 28.0 /100
- Kroger
Total score 38.5 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 48.0 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 26.3 /100
- Nestlé
Total score 68.5 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 66.7 /100
Nutrition 62.7 /100
Social inclusion 74.0 /100
- Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui)
Total score 18.5 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 12.7 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 11.7 /100
- OCP
Total score 56.8 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 62.7 /100
Nutrition 50.0 /100
Social inclusion 52.0 /100
- Suntory
Total score 30.4 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 43.0 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 20.7 /100
- Sysco
Total score 27.7 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 29.3 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 25.7 /100
- Thai Beverage
Total score 30.7 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 31.3 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 33.7 /100
- The Coca-Cola Company
Total score 47.5 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 47.7 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 52.3 /100
- Vion
Total score 21.2 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 27.3 /100
Nutrition 4.3 /100
Social inclusion 14.0 /100
- Walmart
Total score 39.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Governance and strategy 75.0 /100
Environment 46.0 /100
Nutrition 21.0 /100
Social inclusion 38.3 /100
36 Anheuser-Busch InBev
Total score 55.2 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 68.0 /100
Nutrition 45.0 /100
Social inclusion 49.0 /100
- Arla Foods
Total score 46.6 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 43.3 /100
Nutrition 46.0 /100
Social inclusion 44.0 /100
- Bayer
Total score 42.4 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 47.0 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 39.0 /100
- CNH Industrial
Total score 38.5 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 43.0 /100
Nutrition 25.0 /100
Social inclusion 38.3 /100
- Campbell's
Total score 39.6 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 46.0 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 30.7 /100
- Carlsberg
Total score 31.5 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 35.7 /100
Nutrition 20.0 /100
Social inclusion 27.3 /100
- Coles Group
Total score 49.6 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 41.7 /100
Nutrition 37.7 /100
Social inclusion 64.0 /100
- Evonik
Total score 25.5 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 25.0 /100
Nutrition 6.3 /100
Social inclusion 31.3 /100
- General Mills
Total score 41.8 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 46.0 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 42.3 /100
- Heineken
Total score 44.1 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 43.0 /100
Nutrition 25.0 /100
Social inclusion 57.0 /100
- Lindt & Sprüngli
Total score 25.6 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 27.3 /100
Nutrition 16.7 /100
Social inclusion 19.0 /100
- Novozymes
Total score 33.8 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 39.3 /100
Nutrition 18.7 /100
Social inclusion 32.3 /100
- Nutrien
Total score 33.4 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 41.7 /100
Nutrition 16.7 /100
Social inclusion 30.7 /100
- Olam International
Total score 43.4 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 34.0 /100
Nutrition 37.7 /100
Social inclusion 50.7 /100
- SSP Group
Total score 15.9 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 10.3 /100
Nutrition 4.3 /100
Social inclusion 16.0 /100
- Schwarz Gruppe (Kaufland, Lidl)
Total score 32.5 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 23.0 /100
Nutrition 25.0 /100
Social inclusion 38.3 /100
- Shoprite Holdings
Total score 18.3 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 21.0 /100
Nutrition 8.3 /100
Social inclusion 9.3 /100
- Tate & Lyle
Total score 37.4 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 47.0 /100
Nutrition 25.0 /100
Social inclusion 30.7 /100
- Wilmar International
Total score 42.2 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 22.7 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 62.3 /100
- Yara
Total score 39.8 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Governance and strategy 67.0 /100
Environment 29.3 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 47.7 /100
56 Aldi Nord
Total score 36.9 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 35.3 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 39.0 /100
- Associated British Foods
Total score 29.4 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 22.7 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 43.3 /100
- BASF
Total score 40.9 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 41.7 /100
Social inclusion 37.7 /100
- BRF
Total score 26.2 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 31.7 /100
Nutrition 8.3 /100
Social inclusion 27.7 /100
- BayWa
Total score 30.5 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 31.3 /100
Nutrition 25.0 /100
Social inclusion 26.0 /100
- Bidcorp
Total score 16.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 16.7 /100
Nutrition 4.3 /100
Social inclusion 13.0 /100
- Bonduelle
Total score 30.8 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 21.0 /100
Social inclusion 24.7 /100
- FGV Holdings
Total score 21.6 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 22.0 /100
Nutrition 4.3 /100
Social inclusion 26.7 /100
- Flour Mills of Nigeria
Total score 10.4 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 0.0 /100
Nutrition 4.3 /100
Social inclusion 11.0 /100
- Fuji Oil Holdings
Total score 33.4 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 29.7 /100
Nutrition 21.0 /100
Social inclusion 41.7 /100
- Golden Agri-Resources
Total score 26.4 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 15.7 /100
Nutrition 16.7 /100
Social inclusion 36.0 /100
- Grupo Nutresa
Total score 27.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 23.0 /100
Nutrition 33.3 /100
Social inclusion 14.0 /100
- Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Total score 28.4 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 25.3 /100
- K+S
Total score 18.7 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 16.7 /100
Nutrition 0.0 /100
Social inclusion 26.0 /100
- Maruha Nichiro
Total score 17.1 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 10.3 /100
Nutrition 12.7 /100
Social inclusion 14.7 /100
- Metro AG
Total score 33.5 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 46.0 /100
Nutrition 16.7 /100
Social inclusion 29.7 /100
- Mondelez International
Total score 39.9 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 41.0 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 43.3 /100
- Mosaic
Total score 30.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 37.7 /100
Nutrition 16.7 /100
Social inclusion 26.3 /100
- Nueva Pescanova
Total score 39.1 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 40.0 /100
Nutrition 46.0 /100
Social inclusion 25.0 /100
- OSI Group
Total score 20.3 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 27.3 /100
Nutrition 8.3 /100
Social inclusion 12.7 /100
- Pernod Ricard
Total score 37.4 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 46.3 /100
Nutrition 20.0 /100
Social inclusion 39.0 /100
- Seven & I Holdings
Total score 25.3 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 27.0 /100
Nutrition 16.7 /100
Social inclusion 21.0 /100
- Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM)
Total score 19.8 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 4.3 /100
Nutrition 8.3 /100
Social inclusion 34.0 /100
- Sodexo
Total score 41.5 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Governance and strategy 58.0 /100
Environment 43.7 /100
Nutrition 29.3 /100
Social inclusion 45.7 /100
- Symrise
Total score 31.3 /100