Bidcorp is an international foodservice group with a global footprint across Australasia, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. The group divested from Bidvest, a South African services, trading, and distribution company, in 2016 and is now listed as a separate entity. Bidcorp primarily operates through subsidiary Bidfood, albeit with a decentralised model with each business directly responsible for its product range and procurement approach. Bidcorp also operates through Bidfresh (UK), Farutex (Poland), Gruppo Dac (Italy) and Frustock (Portugal), among others.

Baseline assessment

Environment

Started the journey

Nutrition

Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Started the journey

Summary

Bidcorp publicly discloses some commitments in the environment and social inclusion dimensions but has room for improvement when it comes to nutrition. The company has a target to reduce 25% of group-reported carbon emissions by 2025 and discloses its scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions. However, it does not have commitments to eliminate deforestation, sustainably source seafood, enhance soil health and biodiversity or optimise the use of synthetic inputs. Bidcorp discloses its water usage, including wastewater used, but has not set any water reduction targets. The company also reports the amount of food wasted and recycled in some of its locations. It states that recycling and minimising packaging consumption remain a priority and that it opts for biodegradable materials where possible. In the nutrition dimension, the only commitment found was to food safety and quality. In the social inclusion dimension, Bidcorp does not tolerate any form of child and forced labour in its supply chain. Although it discloses information on health and safety, it does not commit to paying a living wage. No information was found regarding supporting smallholders or respecting 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
ZAR 129,249,988,000
Food and agriculture revenue USD
USD 8,945,610,000
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees
26,424

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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