ABF has made some strong progress on land, and limited progress on women. The socio-economic impact assessment that were completed by its sugar business Illovo have helped. And ABF has also slightly improved on water. But the company continues to score relatively low overall in the scorecard, let down by its weak commitments to improve the plight of women, workers and farmers, and to address climate change, water and land issues. Bottom of the pile on transparency and climate change, ABF still needs to improve on a number of issues.
Note: the scores for Associated British Foods exclude its Primark business