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K+S is an agricultural raw minerals company with roots stretching back to Germany in the mid-19th century. The company has over 90 production and distribution sites spread over five continents and 23 countries, with activities spanning fertilisers, animal feed and salt, alongside pharma, waste and water management.

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Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 5.8 /10 #56


#1 5.0 /30 #191


#1 0.0 /30 #278

Social inclusion

#1 7.8 /30 #108
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #27

Segment ranking summary

K+S ranks 27th among its agricultural input segment peers. It outperforms its peers in the governance and strategy measurement area by linking the top management’s remuneration to sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs). However, the company underperforms compared to its peers in the nutrition area. It could also improve its performance by improving its social practices, as its human rights policies lack basic requirements, such as requiring age checks and prohibiting document retention.

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities

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

Kassel, Germany
Food and agriculture revenue USD
Group revenue USD
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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