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About the Index

The 60 companies assessed by The Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index are a critical part of the global food chain, representing most of the largest listed producers of animal proteins for human consumption. They have a combined market capitalisation of $297 billion with revenues largely derived from the production and processing of intensively farmed livestock and fish. Many are suppliers to some of the world’s biggest food companies, including McDonald’s, Walmart, Nestlé and Danone.

All 60 companies are heavily exposed to environmental and social megatrends such as climate change, increasing biodiversity loss, land use change and the growth in antibiotic resistance. Without proactive management, these issues could significantly damage the profitability and viability of these listed companies, as well as the complex ecosystems and conditions critical to global food security.

The Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index is the world’s first comprehensive assessment of how this sector is managing these critical sustainability risks. The goal of the Index is to help investors assess and engage with companies to ensure these risks are managed across corporate operations and supply chains.

The Index also assesses companies on their exposure to alternative proteins, given the growing market opportunities in this space.

Our findings show that almost two-thirds of these companies (60%) are either not managing these risks or are failing to disclose basic information. The stark results show the urgent need for investors to engage with companies in this sector.

 

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This report provides investors with insights to the risks associated with the intensive livestock farming industry, and assess companies engaged in livestock farming
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