Results in a snapshot 2021

 

In 2021, a majority of companies are in the upper mid-range, with 75 companies reaching between 50% and 75% of the achievable points (advancing) and 58 companies between 25% and 50% (progressing). The results were respectively 54 in “progressing” and 52 in “advancing” in 2019. 14 companies are in the “preparing” phase, by reaching less than 25% (15 in 2019) and 4 companies are “leading”, by exceeding the threshold of 75% (1 in 2019). Compared to 2019, the field progressed with overall higher results.

Biggest improvement potential: 

  • Conducting a materiality analysis and disclose process and results
  • Setting SMART and impact-oriented targets up to 2030
  • Engaging stakeholders and disclosing as well as integrating stakeholder feedback
  • Focusing on hotspots along the value chain
  • Reporting on critical cases/issues of the company and industry

 

TOP 4 companies in 2021

Among the TOP 4 companies, there are three multinationals and one SME, including Barry Callebaut, Firmenich, menuandmore as well as Orior.

Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut AG is one of the world’s largest chocolate producers. The company manufactures chocolate, cocoa products, fillings, icings and decorations for two customer segments: industrial and commercial.

Firmenich

Firmenich International SA, headquartered in Geneva, is an internationally active Swiss flavor and fragrance manufacturer and the number 2 in the industry worldwide. Firmenich supplies food and cosmetics manufacturers.

menuandmore

menuandmore is a catering provider for children and young people at lunch tables in German-speaking Switzerland. With 58 employees, the company is classified as an SME (small and medium-sized enterprise).

Orior

ORIOR AG is headquartered in Zurich and is a listed food group with 2300 employees. The Company is specializing in fresh convenience food, meat processing and organic vegetable and fruit juices.

Industry Ranking

On average, all sectors score around 49% (in 2019: 45%), with the food and beverage sector scoring highest with 68% and machine industry scoring lowest with 32%. The sectors scoring above 50% – hence those classifying as ‘advancing’ sectors – are food & beverage, chemistry & pharmaceutical sector, retail & wholesale trade, manufacturing, mobility, transport & logistics, IT, medical and electrical engineering, gastronomy & hospitality as well as construction builders & suppliers.

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Average score

  • Food & beverage sector (2019: 58%) 68% 68%
  • Chemistry & pharmaceuticals (2019: 57%) 57% 57%
  • Construction builders & suppliers (2019: 51%) 56% 56%
  • Mobility, transport & logistics (2019: 43%) 55% 55%
  • Gastronomy & hotels (2019: 44%) 55% 55%
  • Manufacturing industry (2019: 40%) 54% 54%
  • IT, medical & electrical engineering (2019: 42%) 54% 54%
  • Retail & wholesale (2019: 56%) 53% 53%
  • Insurance services (2019: 46%) 48% 48%
  • Financial services (2019: 40%) 47% 47%
  • Other services (2019: 48%) 41% 41%
  • Real estate (2019: 32%) 38% 38%
  • Energy supply & distribution (2019: 40%) 38% 38%
  • Machine industry (2019: 41%) 32% 32%

Average score per category

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Comprehensive reports

(2019: 49%)

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Impact oriented goals

(2019: 36%)

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Relevant issues

(2019: 53%)