Flour Mills of Nigeria

Flour Mills of Nigeria is one of Africa's largest agribusinesses, involved in the production of grains, oils and fats, sweeteners, feed and proteins, and starches. With a flour milling capacity of approximately 9,310 metric tonnes per day, the company is one of the largest milling companies in Nigeria. Through its subsidiary networks, Flour Mills of Nigeria cultivates and processes locally grown crops such as sugar cane, soybean, cassava, maize and oil palm. The company also manufactures and distributes agri-inputs such as seeds and fertilizers. In addition to food and agribusiness, Flour Mills of Nigeria provides support services such as packaging, power generation and transport logistics.

Baseline assessment


Room for improvement


Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Started the journey


Flour Mills of Nigeria publicly discloses commitments to key topics in the social inclusion dimension, but it does not define its role and responsibility when it comes to global nutrition and environmental challenges. The company commits to ensuring health and safety and supporting smallholder farmer productivity through capacity building activities. However, commitments to key social inclusion issues are missing, such as eliminating child and forced labour. Considering its position as a large agribusiness involved in the production of grains and oils, the company has significant room for improvement in formulating commitments to key sustainability topics as part of its business strategies. Flour Mills of Nigeria lacks public disclosure on relevant environmental and nutrition topics, including GHG emissions reduction, minimisation of freshwater use, soil health, product (re)formulation and fortification, accessibility and affordability of healthy foods and workforce nutrition.

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
NGN 527,404,567,000
(USD 2,137,828,000)
Major subsidiaries
Niger Mills, Kaboji Farms, Golden Pasta, Golden Noodles, Golden Sugar
Consumer brands
Golden Penny, Golden Fertilizer

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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