Draft methodology for the Food and Agriculture Benchmark

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To achieve key United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, we need to transform our food systems from farm to fork. Doing so requires large-scale and fundamental action led by those who drive environmental, health and social pressures in the system. The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will measure and rank 350 of the most influential food and agriculture companies on the issues underpinning the food systems transformation agenda.

Our methodologies and benchmarks serve as roadmaps for companies, setting out the steps they can take to meet the needs and expectations of their stakeholders. This draft methodology brings together the key topics and issues on which society expects companies to take action and is the result of WBA seeking extensive expert and stakeholder advice and consultations over the past two years. It describes the development process for the methodology, proposed draft indicators, approaches to scoring and weighting, and timelines for the benchmark.

From 16 December 2020 to 31 January 2021, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) is holding a public consultation on the draft methodology for the Food and Agriculture Benchmark. With this publication, we seek additional input from stakeholders on the methodology for the benchmark.

Once we have received and incorporated feedback, WBA will publish a finalised methodology report in early 2021, that we will then use to benchmark the 350 companies within scope.

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As a cornerstone of the WBA’s approach is actively listening and responding to stakeholders, we are also holding online public consultations during the following days:

Tuesday 19 January
9am CET / 3pm ICT / 5pm JST (EU/Africa/Asia):

Thursday 21 January
4pm CET / 10am EST (EU/US):

Tuesday 26 January
4pm CET / 10am EST (EU/US)

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