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George Weston (Weston Foods & Loblaw)

George Weston is a Canadian company operating across three business segments, namely retail, real estate and consumer goods. Its retail segment is primarily operated through Loblaw Companies (Loblaw), one of Canada's largest retailers. The company specialises in grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise and financial services. Weston Foods, a large-scale North American bakery chain, also operates under the George Weston group. The company is involved in food service and retail operations, with a diverse product portfolio including bread, rolls, cupcakes, donuts, biscuits, cakes, pies, cones, wafers and other baked products.

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Governance and strategy

#1 0.0 /10 #267


#1 5.0 /30 #191


#1 1.3 /30 #225

Social inclusion

#1 2.0 /30 #244
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Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #168
Food retailers #47

Segment ranking summary

George Weston ranks 47th among the food retailers in the benchmark. The company is among the bottom 20 retailers in the environment and nutrition measurement areas and among the bottom ten retailers in the social inclusion measurement area. The company’s poor performance relative to peers in the environment and nutrition measurement areas could be attributed to the fact that the company does not disclose information at the parent level. However, for key social inclusion topics, such as farmer and fisher productivity and resilience, land rights and living wages, there is no disclosure in the public domain. George Weston ranks 168th in the food and beverage manufacturing segment but overall performs slightly better relative to peers in this segment.

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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.

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Toronto, Canada
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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