Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands is a producer and marketer of alcoholic beverages. Founded in 1845, the company has grown to now sitting amongst the largest beer importers in the US. Its portfolio includes brands such as Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, SVEDKA Vodka and High West Whiskey. The company also launched Casa Noble, the first certified organic tequila brand.

Baseline assessment

Environment

Started the journey

Nutrition

Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Room for improvement

Summary

Constellation Brands publicly discloses a number of environmental commitments but has room for improvement in the nutrition and social inclusion dimensions. The company is committed to reducing plastic use and to the conservation of water as a natural resource. It also reports on its soil management practices, which focus on minimising and optimising pesticide and fertiliser use. However, the company does not publicly disclose any commitments or targets around GHG emissions, agrobiodiversity or food waste. In the nutrition dimension, the company has a commitment to market its products responsibly and in accordance with industry best practices. However, it does not have commitments relating to product reformulation, protein diversification, availability of healthy foods, product labelling, food safety or workforce nutrition. In the social inclusion dimension, the company sets requirements for its suppliers around child and forced labour, but the commitment does not apply to its own operations. While it commits to the health and safety of its own employees, Constellation Brands does not commit to paying a living wage, respecting land rights or improving smallholder livelihoods.

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 8,116,000,000
Food and agriculture revenue USD
USD 8,116,000,000
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees
9,600

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.