Ingredion is a global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. The company's portfolio of products is classified into three categories: Starch Products, Sweetener Products, and Co-products and Others, and it manufactures and sells sweetener, starches, nutrition ingredients and biomaterial solutions to a range of industries, both domestically and internationally. Ingredion operates through four geographic segments, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with a combined 44 operational plants in countries including USA, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Pakistan and Germany.

Baseline assessment


On track


Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey


Ingredion provides detailed public disclosure on commitments across all three dimensions, with environment being the most comprehensive. In the environment dimension, Ingredion has established a number of time-bound targets. It aims to reduce absolute GHG emissions by 25% by the end of 2030 versus a 2010 baseline, achieving a 12.4% reduction by 2019. It is committed to achieving zero deforestation, or 100% sustainable use of forest-based resources, by the end of 2030. This target covers all commodities including cattle products. However, the company can improve by publishing more information on progress against these targets. With regard to nutrition, Ingredion commits to implementing five product or supply chain initiatives in support of plant-based or alternative proteins by the end of 2025. It is also committed to further enhancing its processes to achieve zero significant food safety-related incidents reaching consumers by the end of 2030. However, the company lacks disclosure in areas such as responsible marketing and workplace nutrition. In the social inclusion dimension, the company is committed to eliminating child and forced labour in its own operations and supply chain. It also commits to enhancing the agricultural efficiency of smallholders in 100% of applicable geographies in its supply chain by the end of 2027. It can further improve by committing to pay a living wage.

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 6,209,000,000
Food and agriculture revenue USD
USD 6,209,000,000
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

Value chain sub-sectors

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