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KWS, founded in 1856, is a family-owned plant-breeding company which, together with its subsidiaries, today has a global operational and sales presence in over 70 countries. KWS has 45 breeding stations that focus on moderate climatic zones in Europe, North and South America and China. It operates primarily through its maize, sugar beet and cereals divisions. KWS has recently acquired two vegetable seed companies, namely Pop Vriend Seeds in 2019 and Geneplanta S.r.l. in 2021.
Ranking position
#224 /380
Total score
10.4 /100
Industry Rank
Agricultural inputs #28
Food and agriculture #206
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 23.8 /100 #183

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 4.5 /100 #262

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 14.1 /100 #191
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Einbeck, Germany
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 1,620,526,316
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

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

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