BayWa originated in the area of agricultural cooperative trading and is currently active in agriculture, energy and building materials. The company's core markets are in Austria and southern Germany but its product portfolio is available in more than 40 countries worldwide. The range of activities in its Agriculture segment span from international trade and logistics for selected agricultural commodities and specialities, as well as the sale of agricultural inputs and feedstuffs, to sale of new machinery, maintenance and repair work, and fruit and vegetable trading.

Baseline assessment


Started the journey


Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey


BayWa publicly discloses a number of commitments across all three dimensions. The company has set a 2025 reduction target for its GHG emissions and is committed to sustainably sourcing its high-risk commodities such as soya. It is also committed to minimising fertiliser and pesticide use by increasing the production of organic products and using natural pest management methods. While the company discloses its efforts to reduce food waste and minimise plastic use, it is yet to set time-bound targets. No information was found regarding minimising freshwater use. As an agricultural trader, BayWa has less impact on nutrition issues compared to companies involved in the manufacturing of consumer products. It discloses commitments to food safety through third-party certifications. However, it lacks disclosure on promoting workforce nutrition. In the social inclusion dimension, the company is committed to ensuring employee health and safety. The company also states it is working on human rights issues across its supply chain, with a roadmap to be developed in 2020. No evidence was found of commitments relating to paying a living wage, supporting smallholder productivity and respecting land tenure rights.

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 10,857,500,000
(USD 12,154,698,000)
Major subsidiaries
Evergrain Germany, Claas Companies, T&G Global, Cefetra, RWA Raiffeisen Ware
Consumer brands
Bonimal, Pegus Horse Feed, Planterra, TECTROL

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

The company is also included in the following benchmarks developed by WBA and our Allies. These benchmarks help to deepen our understanding on key issues and industries.

There are currently no benchmarks for this company Return to companies list