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Kubota is a Japanese tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer, initially founded in 1890 as a foundry. In 1922, it began to produce engines for the agricultural sector. In addition to tractors and agricultural equipment, Kubota develops construction machinery, water treatment equipment, air conditioning and pumps. Kubota strengthened its position in the global market with the acquisition of Norwegian manufacturer Kverneland Group in 2012, and today counts 186 consolidated companies within the group's portfolio.

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Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 /10 #191


#1 11.8 /30 #56


#1 5.0 /30 #105

Social inclusion

#1 5.0 /30 #172
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Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #23

Segment summary ranking

Kubota operates in the agricultural inputs segment, in which it ranks 23rd out of 54. Compared to its segment’s peers and other agricultural machinery companies, Kubota performs well in the environment measurement area, although there is still considerable room for improvement. The company lags behind its segments peers on social inclusion due to a lack of disclosure on many policies and processes that show respect to human rights and ensure decent work.

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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

Osaka, Japan
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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