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Global Index 2018


Corporate Profile

7 (2013)

Corporate Profile

A Governance (12.5%)
B Products (25%)
C Accessibility (20%)
D Marketing (20%)
E Lifestyles (2.5%)
F Labeling (15%)
G Engagement (5%)
Highest score among rated companies
The percentages in parentheses indicate the weight assigned to each Category
Market capitalization
$15,678 m
# of employees
Total revenues*
$14,820 m
Reported product categories
Bakery; Canned/ Preserved Food; Chilled, Dried and Frozen Processed Food; Confectionery; Noodles; Oils and Fats; Pasta; Ready Meals; Sauces, Dressings and Condiments; Snack Bars; Soup; Spreads; Savoury Snacks; Other hot drinks
Reported revenue by geography**
United States 87%, Rest of the world 13%
* Source: Capital IQ, USD exchange rate as of 31 Dec 2014 ** Source: Capital IQ

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Corporate Profile

  • Governance

    Overall scores
    Rank 15
    Scores per criterion
    Criterion Absolute score Weighted score
    Strategy 2.291 0.762903
    Management 1.156 0.384948
    Reporting 3.75 1.24875
    Average scores
    Lowest 0
    Average 3.5622272727273
    Highest 8.731
  • Products

    Overall scores
    Rank 17
    Scores per criterion
    Criterion Absolute score Weighted score
    Formulation 1.712 0.856
    Profiling 0 0
    Average scores
    Lowest 0
    Average 2.7987727272727
    Highest 8.427
  • Accessibility

    Overall scores
    Rank 12
    Scores per criterion
    Criterion Absolute score Weighted score
    Pricing 0.625 0.3125
    Distribution 0 0
    Average scores
    Lowest 0
    Average 1.1542272727273
    Highest 6.68
  • Marketing

    Overall scores
    Rank 12
    Scores per criterion
    Criterion Absolute score Weighted score
    Policy (all) 5.25 1.3125
    Compliance (all) 0 0
    Policy (children) 5.43 1.3575
    Compliance (children) 1.667 0.41675
    Average scores
    Lowest 0
    Average 3.7889090909091
    Highest 8.539
  • Lifestyles

    Overall scores
    Rank 15
    Scores per criterion
    Criterion Absolute score Weighted score
    Employees 2.458 0.818514
    Breastfeeding 0.781 0.260073
    Consumers 0.235 0.078255
    Average scores
    Lowest 0
    Average 2.4945
    Highest 7.072
  • Labeling

    Overall scores
    Rank 16
    Scores per criterion
    Criterion Absolute score Weighted score
    Facts 1.333 0.6665
    Claims 0 0
    Average scores
    Lowest 0
    Average 2.3608181818182
    Highest 6.22
  • Engagement

    Overall scores
    Rank 19
    Scores per criterion
    Criterion Absolute score Weighted score
    Lobbying 0 0
    Stakeholder 1.875 0.9375
    Average scores
    Lowest 0
    Average 2.7793636363636
    Highest 6.25

Areas of strength

- ConAgra’s strategic roadmap, Our Recipe for Growth, includes a citizenship pillar as one of its five strategic business areas of focus. Health and nutrition is identified as an important element of this pillar.
- ConAgra has strengthened the language of its commitment to affordability since the 2013 Global Index, stating the company wants, “Nothing more than to make safe, delicious, affordable and nutritious foods.”
- ConAgra has committed to provide both back-of-pack (BOP) and front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labeling. Its BOP labeling includes all key nutrients recommended by the Codex Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling. Information is provided on the basis of recommended daily values.

Areas for improvement

- ConAgra’s overall rank in the 2016 Global Index is sixteenth, down from seventh in the 2013 Global Index. The factors contributing to decline in performance include, the company’s lack of an a Nutrient Profiling System (NPS) and overall limited disclosure relating to all ATNI categories.
- ConAgra has not recognized the priorities set out in the World Health Organization (WHO) Action Plan on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, which should be used by companies as a guide for developing an effective approach to tackling nutrition issues.
- In the absence of an NPS, ConAgra lacks an effective framework to guide product reformulation and healthy product R&D.
- ConAgra could also improve its performance by setting reduction targets for negative nutrients such as saturated fats, trans fat, and sugars, as well as targets to increase the proportion of fruits, vegetables, fiber and wholegrains in products.
- As in the 2013 Global Index, the company does not emphasize healthy products in its activities to improve access to foods. ConAgra should focus on this as a priority, given that one of its important business lines is the manufacture of foods to be sold under the brand names of food retailers, often at relatively lower prices.
- ConAgra still does not commission independent audits of its practices related to its marketing to children. The company conducts self-assessments that are monitored by the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI). While compliance is also assessed through the CFBAI, independent assessment conducted by an external party would demonstrate best practice.

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