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Kernel Holding

Kernel Holding is among the largest producers of grains and oilseeds in Ukraine, with the company segmented into three divisions: oilseed processing, infrastructure and trading and farming. Kernel is one of the largest grain exporters in Ukraine, with its grain export terminal having an annual transhipment capacity of 4.8 million tonnes and product shipped to 80 countries worldwide. Within the farming segment, Kernel controls over 530,000 hectares of leasehold farmland and produces 3.3 million tonnes of grains and oilseeds such as corn, sunflower, soybean and wheat.

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Governance and strategy

#1 4.2 /10 #120


#1 5.4 /30 #182


#1 5.6 /30 #96

Social inclusion

#1 5.2 /30 #168
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #57

Segment ranking summary

Kernel Holding ranks 57th in the agricultural and products and commodities segment. In comparison to peers the company performs better than average in the governance and nutrition measurement areas, but could improve further by disclosing more on its stakeholder engagement activities or by committing to increasing the availability of healthy foods. In the environment measurement area the company performs averagely compared to peers but lacks disclosure on key topics such as water use. Similarly in the social inclusion measurement area the company performs averagely but lacks disclosure on topics critical to its segment, such as ensuring the health and safety of vulnerable groups and respecting land rights.

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Core social indicators

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

Kiev, Ukraine
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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