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Vion is a European livestock company, with activities split into four business units - pork, beef, food service and retail. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company operates 30 production locations nationwide as well as in neighbouring Germany, with sales offices in 13 countries across Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore. On a weekly basis Vion processes 298,000 pigs and 17,500 cattle for the consumer market and utilises leftover raw materials for a variety of purposes - including animal feed, surgical heart valves, cigarette filters, biodiesels, candles and adhesives, among others. The company is also adjusting its long-term strategy to include plant-based alternative products, and in late 2019 announced that it will build a dedicated plant-based site in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

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Governance and strategy

#1 7.5 /10 #15


#1 8.2 /30 #124


#1 1.3 /30 #225

Social inclusion

#1 4.2 /30 #200
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Segment Rank
Animal proteins #26
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #98

Segment ranking summary

Vion ranks 26th in the animal protein value chain segment, an above average performance in comparison to its peers in the livestock, dairy and seafood industries. The company places sixth in governance and strategy but has an opportunity to demonstrate better progress towards targets it sets across the other measurement areas. Vion has most room for improvement in comparison to its leading peers on nutrition, where it could demonstrate efforts to increase the availability, affordability and accessibility of healthy food, and social inclusion. In environment, Vion lags behind leading companies primarily due to the fact that it does not consider its responsibility across all key topics. The company also places 98th among all companies in the food and beverage processing segment, ahead of the majority of its peers yet with opportunities to improve in comparison to leaders on the topics above.

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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.

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Boxtel, Netherlands
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