Oxfam's Behind the Brands scorecard finds top 10 food companies improve social & environmental standards, need to ensure implementation by suppliers
Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign rates the 10 biggest food & beverage companies on how their policies address 7 key issue areas: land rights, women's rights, support for small farmers, workers' rights, climate, transparency, and water.
Oxfam's three year progress report finds that the "companies have made significant new commitments to improve social and environmental standards in their vast supply chains. But the companies must now ensure that their suppliers actually change their practices in line with the commitments made. And to accelerate the transformation towards a more sustainable food system, the companies must go further and adopt new business models in their supply chains to ensure that more of the power and the value reach the farmers and workers who produce their ingredients."
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has invited the companies to provide statements on the scorecard. Company statements are provided below.