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CLAAS, founded in 1913, is a German family-owned agricultural machinery manufacturer. It is a European market leader in combine harvesters but also engineers other machines such as tractors, balers and self-propelled forage harvesters. Today, the company has a global presence with operational and manufacturing facilities in China, Russia, India, USA and home country Germany, among others.

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Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 0.0 /10 #267


#1 4.3 /30 #214


#1 0.0 /30 #278

Social inclusion

#1 2.0 /30 #244
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #44

Segment summary ranking

Claas operates in the agricultural inputs segment where it ranks 44th out of 54. The company lags behind its peers in all measurement areas as the company provides little to no disclosure on key sustainability topics. Particularly, the company has room for improvement in the governance and strategy measurement areas, as Claas discloses no sustainability strategy nor evidence of stakeholder engagement.

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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.

More about the company

Harsewinkel, Germany
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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