We’ve looked at the biggest food companies’ policies on issues from water to women, the way they expect their suppliers to behave on these issues, and what they do to measure and improve their impact on every worker and farmer who makes their ingredients. After 18 months of campaigning your pressure is making a difference. Over 700,000 people have demanded more from the Big Ten companies and their scores are starting to improve – but all of them still need to do more to make the global food system work for all.


What do the scores mean?

  1. 8 - 10Good
  2. 6 - 7Fair
  3. 4 - 5Some progress
  4. 2 - 3Poor
  5. 0 - 1Very poor
  1. Oct 2014

    Company Score Land Women Farmers Workers Climate Transparency Water Total
    =1 Nestle
    70%
    7 5 7 7 9 7 7 49/70
    =1 Unilever
    70%
    7 6 8 8 7 7 6 49/70
    3 Coca Cola
    59%
    8 6 2 7 7 5 6 41/70
    4 PepsiCo
    44%
    7 2 3 3 6 5 5 31/70
    5 Mondelez
    34%
    3 5 4 3 3 3 3 24/70
    =6 Danone
    31%
    1 1 2 3 5 5 5 22/70
    =6 Kelloggs
    31%
    2 3 2 1 6 3 5 22/70
    =6 Mars
    31%
    1 4 4 4 4 3 2 22/70
    =9 Associated British Foods
    30%
    3 2 4 3 4 3 2 21/70
    =9 General Mills
    30%
    2 2 2 3 5 3 4 21/70
  2. Feb 2014

    Company Score Land Women Farmers Workers Climate Transparency Water Total
    1 Nestle
    64%
    5 5 6 7 8 7 7 45/70
    2 Unilever
    63%
    5 5 8 7 7 6 6 44/70
    3 Coca Cola
    54%
    7 6 2 6 6 5 6 38/70
    4 PepsiCo
    41%
    6 2 3 3 6 5 4 29/70
    5 Mondelez
    33%
    3 5 4 3 2 3 3 23/70
    =6 Danone
    31%
    1 1 2 3 5 5 5 22/70
    =6 Mars
    31%
    1 4 4 3 4 4 2 22/70
    8 Kelloggs
    29%
    2 3 1 1 4 4 5 20/70
    9 Associated British Foods
    27%
    3 2 2 3 4 3 2 19/70
    10 General Mills
    21%
    2 1 2 2 2 2 4 15/70
  3. Sep 2013

    Company Score Land Women Farmers Workers Climate Transparency Water Total
    1 Nestle
    61%
    5 5 5 7 7 7 7 43/70
    2 Unilever
    56%
    3 4 7 7 6 6 6 39/70
    3 Coca Cola
    46%
    2 5 3 6 6 5 5 32/70
    4 Danone
    33%
    1 1 2 3 4 6 6 23/70
    =5 Mars
    31%
    1 2 5 4 3 5 2 22/70
    =5 PepsiCo
    31%
    2 2 3 3 3 4 5 22/70
    7 Mondelez
    30%
    1 3 4 4 3 4 2 21/70
    8 General Mills
    24%
    1 2 2 3 2 2 5 17/70
    9 Kelloggs
    23%
    1 2 1 2 2 4 4 16/70
    10 Associated British Foods
    19%
    1 1 2 3 1 3 2 13/70
  4. Jun 2013

    Company Score Land Women Farmers Workers Climate Transparency Water Total
    1 Nestle
    56%
    3 5 5 6 6 7 7 39/70
    2 Unilever
    49%
    3 2 7 6 5 5 6 34/70
    3 Coca Cola
    41%
    1 5 3 6 5 5 4 29/70
    =4 Mars
    31%
    1 2 5 4 3 5 2 22/70
    =4 PepsiCo
    31%
    2 2 3 3 3 4 5 22/70
    6 Mondelez
    30%
    1 3 4 4 3 4 2 21/70
    7 Danone
    29%
    1 1 1 3 3 6 5 20/70
    =8 General Mills
    23%
    1 2 1 3 2 2 5 16/70
    =8 Kelloggs
    23%
    1 2 1 2 2 4 4 16/70
    10 Associated British Foods
    19%
    1 1 2 3 1 3 2 13/70
  5. Feb 2013

    Company Score Land Women Farmers Workers Climate Transparency Water Total
    1 Nestle
    54%
    3 4 5 6 6 7 7 38/70
    2 Unilever
    49%
    3 2 7 6 5 5 6 34/70
    3 Coca Cola
    41%
    1 5 3 6 5 5 4 29/70
    4 PepsiCo
    31%
    2 2 3 3 3 4 5 22/70
    5 Mars
    30%
    1 1 5 4 3 5 2 21/70
    =6 Danone
    29%
    1 1 1 3 3 6 5 20/70
    =6 Mondelez
    29%
    1 2 4 4 3 4 2 20/70
    =8 General Mills
    23%
    1 2 1 3 2 2 5 16/70
    =8 Kelloggs
    23%
    1 2 1 2 2 4 4 16/70
    10 Associated British Foods
    19%
    1 1 2 3 1 3 2 13/70

How are the scores formed?

We assessed publicly available information on the policies and commitments of the 'Big 10' food companies towards the sourcing of agricultural commodities from developing countries. The Scorecard looks at seven themes, weighing each theme equally. The index tackles some cutting edge issues that will require rigorous debate and dialogue between companies, civil society and industry experts. Find out more...

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