UPL is active in chemical manufacturing, particularly for agriculture, seeds and other farming-related businesses and services. Founded in 1969 as United Phosphorus Limited, UPL was first and foremost a fertiliser company and gradually diversified into broader agrochemical activities. Today, it operates 43 manufacturing locations and has a sales presence in more than 138 countries. In recent years, UPL has solidified its market position through the USD 4.2 billion acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, which sits alongside Advanta Seeds within the group's company portfolio.
UPL ranks second in the agricultural inputs segment, as it discloses commitments and activities for most relevant issues. While the company shows some leadership among to its peers, it has room for improvement across all measurement areas. In nutrition, the company leads its direct peers but there is an opportunity for UPL to strengthen its performance by providing quantitative evidence on the nutritional impact of its products and activities. Similarly, while it stands in the top 10 of its segment in both environment and social inclusion by acting on most relevant topics, the company fails to tackle key issues such as its scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the health and safety of vulnerable groups. Furthermore, it does not demonstrate a strong industry performance and stands only in the top 20 in governance and strategy as there is room for improvement on its sustainability strategy and accountability mechanism.
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- Mumbai, India
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- Publicly listed
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