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ZEN-NOH, National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations, is a federation of agricultural cooperatives. ZEN-NOH works with 945 cooperatives unions and has established a global network of 100 business locations in 10 countries. ZEN-NOH is responsible for the marketing and supply business of the JA (Japanese Agricultural Cooperatives) Group, including the distribution of agricultural products and inputs including grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed, fertilizer and agricultural machinery. In addition to its leading domestic market position, the cooperative also has grain activities in the US and Brazil in addition to multiple joint ventures globally.

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Governance and strategy

#1 0.8 /10 #248


#1 2.0 /30 #258


#1 1.3 /30 #225

Social inclusion

#1 1.3 /30 #266
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Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #47
Agricultural products and commodities #117
Animal proteins #68
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #186

Segment ranking summary

ZEN-NOH sits at the bottom of the ranking in all its segments. Among companies trading agricultural input as well as agricultural products and commodities, it performs respectively 47th out of 49 and 117th out of 117. Among animal proteins producers and food and beverage processors, it ranks respectively 68 out of 75 and 186th out of 203. In general, the company lacks transparency compared to its peers and lags in all measurement areas. Furthermore, unlike most of its peers, it does not disclose a decent sustainability strategy nor reports on key environmental issues.

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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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Tokyo, Japan
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