Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar

Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar is a sugar and ethanol manufacturing company headquartered in Mumbai. The company has 14 sugar plants, all located in northern India's Uttar Pradesh, and is one of the largest domestic ethanol producers with 38 million litres of ethanol being produced every year. Until 1988, the company was known as Hindusthan Sugar Mills.

Baseline assessment


Room for improvement


Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey


Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar public discloses several commitments in the nutrition and social inclusion dimensions but has room for improvement when it comes to the environment. The company does not disclose targets to reduce GHG emissions. Neither does it commit to minimising freshwater use, reducing food loss and waste or reducing plastic use. The company does mention the impact of excessive use of chemical fertilisers on soil fertility but does not disclose commitments to improve this. In the nutrition dimension, the company has a policy to raise consumers’ awareness of their rights through product labelling and appropriate marketing communication. It also lists the standard by which the quality of its sugar is produced. The company does not commit to promoting nutrition in the workplace. In the social inclusion dimension, Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar states that ‘it should not use child or forced labour of any kind’ in its own operations. However, it is unclear how this is monitored. It also has a policy stating that the company ‘should ensure timely payment of fair living wages to meet basic needs and economic security of its employees’. The company does not support smallholder farmers through specific programmes, nor does it commit to 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
INR 97,621,801,000
(USD 1,386,280,000)
Major subsidiaries
Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd, Bajaj Energy Ltd
Consumer brands

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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