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WH Group

WH Group is one of the world's largest livestock companies, holding leading positions in both China and the United States thanks to subsidiaries Shuanghui Development and Smithfield Foods respectively. The company's acquisition of Smithfield's in 2013 was, at the time, the largest ever Chinese takeover of an American company. WH Group has 101 production plants globally, with a total production capacity of over 4 million tonnes, and processed over 56,000 hogs in 2018, selling its products primarily through its fresh pork and packaged meats divisions. 58% of WH Group's revenue is from the US, with 32% in China and 9% in Europe.
Ranking position
#230 /380
Total score
9.8 /100
Industry Rank
Animal proteins #46
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #147
Food and agriculture #212
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 18.8 /100 #219

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 6.1 /100 #233

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 11.9 /100 #220
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Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR, China
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 28,136,000,000
Ownership structure
Publicly listed

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

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