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JM Smucker

The US-based company J.M. Smucker was founded in 1897 and incorporated in 1921. The company manufactures and markets branded food and beverage products globally, although most of its sales are in the US. Its principal products are coffee, dog food, pet snacks, cat food, peanut butter, and fruit spreads. While the products of the company's US retail segments (US Retail Coffee, US Retail Consumer Foods, US Retail Pet Foods) are sold through a combination of direct sales and brokers to food retailers, the products from the international segment (International and Away From Home) are distributed domestically and in foreign countries through retail channels and food service distributors.

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Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 / 10 #191


#1 6.8 / 30 #150


#1 5.0 / 30 #105

Social inclusion

#1 8.6 / 30 #82
Segment Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #90

Segment ranking summary

JM Smucker operates in the food and beverage manufacturers/processors segment, in which it ranks 90th out of 233. Compared to its peers, JM Smucker performs well in the social inclusion measurement area, ranking 64th, although there is still considerable room for improvement. Similarly, it has opportunities for improvement in the environment and nutrition measurement areas, where it ranks just above the middle of the pack. Particularly, as a food processor, JM Smucker lags behind in disclosure on strategies to diversify its protein portfolio, address food loss and waste, and increase the sale and consumption of healthy foods. Lastly, JM Smucker ranks in the latter half of companies in governance and strategy measurement area with most scope for improvement in its disclosure on stakeholder engagement activities.

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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

Orrville, Ohio, 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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