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WH Group

WH Group is one of the world's largest livestock companies, holding leading positions in both China and the United States thanks to subsidiaries Shuanghui Development and Smithfield Foods respectively. The company's acquisition of Smithfield's in 2013 was, at the time, the largest ever Chinese takeover of an American company. WH Group has 101 production plants globally, with a total production capacity of over 4 million tonnes, and processed over 56,000 hogs in 2018, selling its products primarily through its fresh pork and packaged meats divisions. 58% of WH Group's revenue is from the US, with 32% in China and 9% in Europe.
Ranking position
#186 /350
Total score
14.7 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 18.8 /100 #180


#1 13.6 /100 #195


#1 15.7 /100 #108

Social inclusion

#1 13.3 /100 #212
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Animal proteins #39
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #130

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  1. 2021

More about the company

Hong Kong SAR, China
Group revenue USD
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

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