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Perdue Farms

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company founded in 1920 by Arthur Perdue. The company operates through two divisions. Perdue Foods produces and distributes poultry and other meat products, including beef and pork, with an estimated 7% market share of chicken in the United States. Perdue Agribusiness sources and processes agricultural commodities, including grains, oilseeds and blended feed ingredients, in addition to providing animal feed ingredients and agricultural services. The group operates internationally and serves markets in Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America.

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Governance and strategy

#1 3.3 /10 #150


#1 9.8 /30 #93


#1 3.8 /30 #131

Social inclusion

#1 4.2 /30 #200
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #55
Animal proteins #27
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #99

Segment ranking summary

Perdue Farms is active in the animal protein segment and the food and beverage manufacturers and processors segment, where it ranks 27th out of 93 and 99th out of 233, respectively. Compared to its peers in both segments, Perdue Farms performs well in the environment measurement area and ranks in the middle of the pack for the others. Compared to its animal protein peers, Perdue Farms lags behind on its commitments to antibiotics use but displays leading practice in animal welfare. In comparison to its food and beverage processing peers, the company performs poorly in the nutrition measurement area due to its lack of commitments towards improving the availability, accessibility and availability of healthy foods.

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Salisbury, Maryland, 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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