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Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with operations in 53 countries across Europe, Southern Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia. It is grouped into five business segments: sugar, agriculture, retail, grocery and ingredients. Its ingredients division is among the world’s largest producers of sugar and yeast, and a major producer of other ingredients, including emulsifiers, enzymes and lactose. Associated British Foods’ grocery brands include Jordans (cereals), Karo (corn syrup), Twinings (tea) and Patak’s (Indian cooking products). In terms of geography, most of the company’s revenue is generated in its home market, the United Kingdom, as well as Europe and Africa. In retail, the company owns Primark, one of the largest clothing retailers in Europe.

Ranking position
#100 /380
Total score
21.5 /100
Industry Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #34
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #66
Food and agriculture #90
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 38.8 /100 #74

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 19.7 /100 #70

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 17.4 /100 #162
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London, United Kingdom
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 20,983,950,617
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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