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Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms is a vertically integrated poultry processing company engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken. From a small general feed and seed business in 1947, it has grown to become a global concern with sales of more than USD 4.7 billion in 2021. The company sells its fresh and frozen chicken products primarily under the Sanderson Farms brand to retailers, distributors and casual dining operators. It is currently the third largest poultry producer in the United States, operating 13 processing facilities, 10 hatcheries and 9 feed mills.
Ranking position
#304 /380
Total score
3.4 /100
Industry Rank
Animal proteins #71
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #194
Food and agriculture #278
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Governance and strategy

#1 6.3 /100 #290

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 0.6 /100 #341

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 6.7 /100 #274
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Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 4,799,653,000
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