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J.R. Simplot

J.R. Simplot is a diversified food and agribusiness company selling its products in 60 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Idaho, United States (US), the company specialises in phosphate mining, fertiliser manufacturing, farming, ranching, food processing and food brands. The food division produces approximately 3 billion pounds of frozen French fries and formed potato products. Other products include flame-roasted fruits and vegetables, hearty grains, sweet potato fries and related products. In addition to its fertilisers and food businesses, J.R. Simplot is involved in the supply of turfgrass seed, professional turf and nursery nutrients in the US and Australia.

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Governance and strategy

#1 0.0 /10 #267


#1 1.9 /30 #265


#1 1.3 /30 #225

Social inclusion

#1 4.9 /30 #176
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Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #41
Agricultural products and commodities #105
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #173

Segment ranking(s) summary

 J.R. Simplot is active in the agricultural inputs, agricultural products and commodities, and food and beverage manufacturers/processors segments. The company sits at the bottom of the ranking in all segments because of insufficient disclosure across all measurement areas compared to its peers. With regard to social inclusion, the company demonstrates that it has outlined commitments to respect human rights and has grievance mechanisms in place. However, it still falls behind its segments peers in terms of disclosing commitments and practices to ensure fair labour practices.

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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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Boise, Idaho, United States of America
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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