GrainCorp is an international agribusiness company operating across three main business segments; grains, malt and oils. GrainCorp sells and delivers around 8 million tonnes of grains annually to over 30 countries and is among the biggest grain sellers in the Australian market. In addition, it also has a malting capacity of 1.25 million tonnes per year with locations in Australia, Canada, US and UK, supplying, among others, the craft beer and distillery sectors. Within the oil segment, GrainCorp sources locally grown oilseed crops, as well as importing a range of oils, to produce a varied portfolio of food and animal feed products.

Baseline assessment


Room for improvement


Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Started the journey


GrainCorp publicly discloses a number of social commitments but has significant room for improvement when it comes to nutrition and the environment. While the company reports on its GHG emissions and water use, it is yet to set related reduction targets. Given its position as a leading international agribusiness, it is notable that GrainCorp does not disclose commitments relating to soil health and agrobiodiversity, minimising fertiliser and pesticide use and reducing food loss and packaging waste. In terms of nutrition, the company is committed to food safety but has yet to disclose commitments to promote workforce nutrition. In the social inclusion dimension, GrainCorp is committed to eliminating child and forced labour and improving health and safety across its own operations and supply chain. However, it does not commit to paying a living wage, ensuring land tenure rights or supporting smallholder productivity.

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
AUD 4,849,700,000
Food and agriculture revenue USD
USD 3,371,343,000
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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