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Brown-Forman is a family-controlled company based in the US, and is one of the largest companies in the spirits and wine business. It is known globally through brands like Jack Daniel's, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve and GleDronach. About 5,600 workers across six continents support its portfolio of brands, which are distributed in more than 170 countries worldwide. Brown-Forman has increased its portfolio through acquisitions, divestitures, and new strategic collaborations, focusing primarily on premium and super-premium brands. Gin Mare and Diplomatico Rum, which are two ultra-premium brands in Europe, are among its most recent acquisitions in 2023.

Ranking position
#145 /380
Total score
17.2 /100
Industry Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #93
Food and agriculture #133
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 28.8 /100 #154

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 15.6 /100 #108

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 14.9 /100 #183
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 5,372,000,000
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

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

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