SDF Group manufactures tractors, harvesting machines, diesel engines and agricultural machinery under several well-known brands. The company was founded in 1927 by Francesco and Eugenio Cassani with the production of the Cassani tractor, one of the world's first diesel engine tractors. SDF has eight production sites and 12 sales subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, alongside a joint venture in both China and Russia, and sells its products via 3,100 global dealers.
Sustainable development strategy
SDF Group does not disclose a sustainable development strategy that includes sustainable development objectives and targets, nor an identification and prioritisation process to determine the topics where it has the most impact.
Governance and accountability for sustainable development
SDF Group does not disclose the governance structure for the implementation of its sustainable development strategy or targets, such as the person, team or committee that holds ultimate responsibility for its implementation.
SDF Group does not disclose stakeholder engagement activities, including how it selects the stakeholders, nor an overview of the topics discussed or their outcomes.
Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions
SDF Group does not disclose quantitative evidence to demonstrate that it is reducing its scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions
Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions
SDF Group does not disclose quantitative evidence to demonstrate that it is reducing its scope 3 GHG emissions
Plastic use and packaging waste
SDF Group does not disclose that it is reducing its plastic use and transitioning to sustainable forms of packaging.
Soil health and agrobiodiversity
SDF Group discloses evidence of offering products and services that can improve soil health, such as farm management and optimisation services. However, the company has an opportunity to strengthen its commitment by setting targets to increase the sales or share of products and services that can improve soil health and reporting on progress against these. In addition, the company can disclose quantifiable data on the impact of its products and services on soil health.
SDF Group does not disclose that it is reducing water withdrawals across its operations.
Food loss and waste
SDF Group does not disclose that it is contributing to reduced food loss in agriculture. The company has an opportunity to disclose a commitment by demonstrating it is undertaking activities, such as product development, that tackle food loss and reporting on their impact.
Availability, accessibility and affordability of healthy foods
SDF Group does not disclose a commitment or evidence of activities to improve food security and increase the availability of healthy and nutritious foods.
SDF Group does not disclose a workforce nutrition programme that prioritises making healthy foods the standard in the workplace.
Child and forced Labour
SDF Group does not disclose a commitment to prohibit child labour and forced labour in its operations and supply chain.
SDF Group does not disclose that it pays its workers a living wage or requires its suppliers to do the same. Neither has it set targets to do so in the future.
Farmer and fisher productivity and resilience
SDF Group does not disclose a commitment or examples of activities to support the resilience, productivity and access to markets for farmers, fishers and/or small-scale producers in its supply chain.
Health and safety of vulnerable groups
SDF Group does not disclose that it specifically recognises the health and safety risks to vulnerable groups, such as migrant and temporary labourers, women, and young farmers.
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.
No policies or commitments related to respect for human rights were found in the public domain. This includes the necessary policies and systems to respect basic human rights in its operations and supply chain.
SDF Group commits to respecting the health and safety of its workers and places health and safety expectations on its business relationships. However, the company can improve its disclosure of quantitative information regarding the health and safety of its workers. No sufficient commitments or policies on living wage, working hours and collective bargaining were found and the company does not report on key metrics related to gender equality and workforce diversity.