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Ingredion is a global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. The company's portfolio of products is classified into three categories: Starch Products, Sweetener Products, and Co-products and Others, and it manufactures and sells sweetener, starches, nutrition ingredients and biomaterial solutions to a range of industries, both domestically and internationally. Ingredion operates through four geographic segments, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with a combined 44 operational plants in countries including USA, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Pakistan and Germany.

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Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 / 10 #191


#1 13.1 / 30 #33


#1 3.8 / 30 #131

Social inclusion

#1 9.2 / 30 #67
Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #32

Segment ranking summary

Ingredion ranks 32nd among agricultural products and commodities. Overall, the company ranks in the upper grouping of companies however it should not be considered a sustainability leader yet. While Ingredion ranks in the top 5 against its peers in environment, with strong disclosure on reducing water use and GHG emissions, the company is lagging against its peers in other areas. In nutrition and social inclusion, Ingredion ranks in the middle grouping of companies, highlighting that it has taken steps to addressing relevant issues, but is not providing sufficient disclosure compared to higher ranking peers. For example, the company could provide more disclosure on how it is promoting the accessibility and affordability of healthy foods, an area that leaders in the segment have already started addressing. Going forward, the company is in a strong position to improve further, with good disclosure on its sustainability strategy and governance framework already in place.

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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

Westchester, Illinois, United States of America
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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