Autogrill is an Italian-based catering company running operations in 31 different countries, predominantly in Europe and North America. It operates a portfolio of 300 brands, including a large variety of owned and licensed brands. Autogrill receives significant revenue through subsidiary HMSHost, which exists in over 80 airports and 100 gas stations in North America alone, serving over 900 million travellers annually. The company was founded in 1947 as a small food outlet on the Milan-Turin motorway.

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Autogrill publicly discloses very little information on its commitments across the dimensions. While the company does not have a GHG emissions reduction target, it does disclose its scope 1 and 2 emissions. The company is a signatory to SAVE FOOD, a joint initiative whose goal is to fight global food waste and loss, but has not set a time-bound target to reduce food waste. Autogrill has a policy of no plastic straws in its North American establishments and is working to maximise the recycling rate of raw materials. The company acknowledges its responsibility to promote animal welfare standards but only discloses a goal to source cage-free eggs by 2025. It does not commit to protecting forests, sourcing sustainable seafood, enhancing soil health or minimising freshwater use. In the nutrition dimension, Autogrill offers many low-calorie choices and different options for vegan and vegetarian customers. Despite being one of the largest global restaurant chains, it does not have a target to reduce the levels of sugar, sodium or trans fats in its products. Neither does it have commitments relating to diversifying its protein portfolio, improving the accessibility and affordability of healthy foods, responsible marketing or workforce nutrition. Autogrill complies with laws around disclosing the ingredients of its food products in all countries served. In the social inclusion dimension, Autogrill states that it does not use or support child labour and opposes all forced labour and exploitation. The company’s health and safety expectations apply only to its own operations. The company does not commit to paying a living wage, supporting smallholders in its supply chain or protecting the land rights of vulnerable groups.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
EUR 4,996,800,000
(USD 5,593,792,000)
Major subsidiaries
HMSHost Corp
Consumer brands
Spizzico, Upperdeck, GrabandFly, 1897 Market

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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