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Lactalis is one of the largest dairy processing companies in the world. Headquartered in France, the company has a global presence with 270 production facilities across 51 different countries. 50% of Lactalis' revenue is generated in Europe, with 33% in Americas, and 17% in Agrica, Asia and Pacific. Similarly, within its broad product portfolio, 40% of revenue comes from cheese, 19% from liquid milk and 14% from chilled dairy, with the rest comprised of butter, cream, dairy ingredients and nutrition, and others. The company was founded in 1933 by Andre Besnier and remains family-owned to this day. Lactalis was known as 'Besnier' until changing its name in 1999.
Ranking position
#296 /380
Total score
4.3 /100
Industry Rank
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #187
Food and agriculture #270
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#1 12.5 /100 #262

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 4.8 /100 #255

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 0.0 /100 #380
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Laval, France
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 23,786,355,282
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