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Ferrero is an Italian food processor, rooted in Italy but with international headquarters in Luxembourg. Established in Alba in the 1940s, the private and family-owned company focuses on the production of chocolate and non-chocolate confectioneries, with 23 production plants spanning five continents. Ferrero operates in more than 50 countries and its products are sold in over 170 countries around the world, with well-known consumer brands including Nutella, Tic Tac and Kinder.

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Governance and strategy

#1 5.0 /10 #88


#1 9.5 /30 #96


#1 8.8 /30 #47

Social inclusion

#1 15.4 /30 #16
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #12
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #33

Segment ranking summary

Ferrero ranks 12th amongst agricultural products and commodities companies and 33th against food and beverage manufacturers/processors. Ferrero ranks relatively high in both segments across most of the measurement areas. However, it is not in the top grouping, demonstrating that the company has taken steps to address relevant sustainability topics, but is not a leader amongst its peers yet. The exception to this is in the social inclusion, where the company ranks top 5 amongst agricultural products and commodities and top 15 in food processors. Going forward, the company could increase its disclosure on environmental topics, such as water usage, food loss and waste, and more sustainable sourcing practices, topics its higher ranking peers have already demonstrated high disclosure on. Similarly, Ferrero could improve its ranking by providing quantitative metrics and time bound targets to support its disclosure on nutritional topics, such as promoting the accessibility and affordability of healthy foods.

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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.

More about the company

Senningerberg, Luxembourg
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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