Inghams is a vertically integrated poultry producer with two business arms; poultry, which is engaged in the production and sale of chicken and turkey products, and stockfeed, which includes the production of stockfeed for use by the poultry, pig, dairy and equine industries. Inghams' operations include 10 feed mills, 74 breeder farms, 11 hatcheries, and approximately 225 predominantly contracted broiler farms, as well as 14 processing plants and nine distribution centres across Australia and New Zealand. The company's well-known consumer brands include Ingham's and Waitoa.

Baseline assessment


Started the journey


Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Room for improvement


Ingham’s publicly discloses commitments across the environment dimension but can make considerable improvements in the nutrition and social inclusion dimensions. In the environment dimension, the company has an animal welfare policy, commits to reducing plastic use and packaging waste and is working to minimise its freshwater use through a partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship. Ingham’s can strengthen its environmental profile by setting time-bound targets for GHG emissions and food loss and waste. In the nutrition dimension, the company has a food safety policy, though not publicly accessible. Neither does it disclose other relevant policies that could contribute to improved health and nutrition. Ingham’s could, for example, set targets for relevant topics such as product fortification, clear and transparent labelling and improving accessibility of healthy foods. In the social inclusion dimension, the company has a clear commitment to occupational health and safety, including reporting on lost-time injury frequency rates. The company commits to preventing child and forced labour in its own operations. It does not extend this commitment to its supply chain, although it is in the process of developing a supplier code of conduct. Furthermore, Ingham’s does not commit to paying a living wage or supporting smallholder farmers.

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 2,478,800,000
Food and agriculture revenue USD
USD 1,723,175,000
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

Value chain sub-sectors

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