Oxfam, the hunger and poverty relief organization, ranked the 10 big consumer brands for socially responsible management of their supply chains on seven issues: climate change, water use, helping farmers' livelihoods, preventing land grabs by suppliers, workers conditions, gender equality, and transparency.
According to Oxfam, the 10 biggest consumer brand companies have doubled down on their activity to halt deforestation and reduce emissions from agricultural supply chains in the last three years, making vast improvements over past practices.
"More than 700,000 Behind the Brands actions have pushed the “Big 10” to take significant steps to address specific policy weaknesses identified by Oxfam’s public campaigning — equality for women, land rights and tackling greenhouse gas emissions produced in agricultural supply chains," Oxfam reports.
However more needs to be done. "Given the inequalities and injustices in the food chain that leave millions of people at risk of being food insecure, especially small-scale producers, the ‘Big 10’ must use their power to transform how food is produced, traded and processed," Oxfam says.
Here are the top 10 consumer brands along with Oxfam's take on their policies.
Danone is tied for tenth place and is doing close to *none* for land, women, farmers and workers.
ABF started out as the weakest of all the top 10 companies and they still score lowest together with Danone.
General Mills has some crunch, but can still be doing more for the people in their supply chain.
Mondelez could be sweeter especially with their water policies and is still in the middle of the pack.
PepsiCo has worked on land and climate change but this soft drink giant has no fizz when it comes to supporting women, farmers and workers in their supply chain.
Mars isn’t out of this world good, but the company has improved on their water policies and issues faced by their small-scale farmers, women, and workers.
Kellogg snap crackles and pops with the biggest improvement since 2015 but they can still do more for their workers’ rights.
Coca-Cola is refreshing when it comes to most themes but falls flat when it comes to supporting farmers.
Nestlé is sweet, but remains largely unchanged since last year. We want to see more progress!
Unilever takes the cake with high scores across the board - there’s still room for improvement though, particularly on women’s rights in their supply chain.
That´s the shallowest article I have ever seen in my life. I just lost 5 minutes of my life loading such a piece of crap, which developed my curiosity in the e-mail blast. Disgusting!
Title is "Top 10 Most Responsible Supply Chains" but all you did was state they need to improve. You must also write for Yahoo!
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