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Wadia Group (Bombay Burmah, Britannia Industries)

Wadia Group is one of India's oldest conglomerates, founded as a shipping and docking company in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1736. The group's diversified business portfolio now includes companies across aviation, real estate, retail, healthcare, engineering and chemicals, among others, with its food and agriculture activities predominantly existing under two subsidiaries. Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, founded in 1863, operates tea and coffee plantations across southern India, as well as sites in Tanzania. Britannia Industries, founded in 1918, is a food processing company with a product portfolio including biscuits, bread, cakes, cheese, beverages, milk and yoghurts, available in five million retail outlets nationwide. The company also has an international presence, with global sales across North America, Europe, Africa and South East Asia making it one of India's largest food exporters.

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Governance and strategy

#1 0.0 /10 #267


#1 0.0 /30 #293


#1 1.3 /30 #225

Social inclusion

#1 2.0 /30 #244
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #123
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #196

Segment ranking summary

Wadia Group sits at the bottom of the ranking among both companies trading agricultural products and commodities and food and beverage processors, ranking 123rd and 196th respectively. The company lacks transparency and lags in all measurement areas. Furthermore, unlike most of its peers, it does not disclose a sustainability strategy nor reports on key environmental issues. While it discloses some elements on nutrition, it is largely behind most of its direct peers. Finally, it significantly underperforms in social inclusion as it fails to tackle most relevant topics, most notably farmers’ productivity and resilience.

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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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Mumbai, India
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