B&G Foods is a manufacturer, seller and distributor of branded products such as shelf-stable foods, frozen and canned vegetables, cereals, tortillas, salsa and maple syrup across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Popular brands within its 50-strong portfolio include Green Giant, Ortega and Cream of Wheat. The company's primary customers are supermarket chains, foodservice outlets, mass merchants and speciality distributors. B&G Foods has recently enhanced its plant-based offerings through the rebrand of its plant-based snacking line, Back to Nature, and a recent acquisition of Massachusetts-based company Farmwise Foods that specialises in vegan frozen food products.

Baseline assessment


Room for improvement


Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Started the journey


B&G Foods publicly discloses commitments across the social inclusion dimension but lacks commitments in the areas of environment and nutrition. In the environment dimension, the company has a policy on water stewardship, applicable also to its suppliers, outlining a commitment to water efficiency and pollution prevention. However, considering its role as a large consumer food manufacturer, there remains room for improvement in commitments relating to key environmental topics such as GHG emissions reduction, protection of natural habitat and animal welfare. Although committing to food safety, in compliance with global and regional regulations, B&G Foods does not provide evidence of activities in the nutrition dimension. In terms of social inclusion, the company commits to prohibiting child and forced labour in its own operations and supply chain as well as ensuring health and safety in the workplace. It does not commit to paying a living wage, supporting smallholder farmer productivity or protecting 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
USD 1,660,400,000
Major subsidiaries
Consumer brands
Green Giant, Ortega, Cream of Wheat

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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