Founded 1944, manufactures and distributes food, household and personal care products as well operating shops and supermarkets. It is the largest food manufacturer in CEEMEA (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), with over 300 brands in 130 countries (owns 83 factories, 24 outside Turkey). It is number two in the world in the sweet biscuits category and number seven in the chocolate category by revenue.
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Forest 500 identifies the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions with the greatest exposure to tropical deforestation risk, and annually assesses them on the strength and implementation of their deforestation and human rights commitments. This company received a score of 9%.
Source: Forest 500 (2022)
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2021 assesses 227 companies on the actions companies have taken to ensure their own palm oil supply chain is sustainable and free of deforestation, natural ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuse. This company is rated 'lagging behind' with a score of 8.77 out of a possible total of 24.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard (2021)
The 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #202/350, with a total score of 15/100.
Source: World Benchmarking Alliance (2021)
This company has sustainability and social responsibility claims in its 2016 annual report.
Source: company website (2016)
|Subsidiaries||Pladis Foods Ltd
Biscuits and confectionery
Established in 2016 when Yıldız Holding brought together United Biscuits, Ulker, Godiva Chocolatier and DeMet's Candy Company as one global business. Exporting to 120 countries, with 34 factories in 13 countries.
- United Biscuits Ltd
Leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits in the UK with 16 manufacturing facilities and products sold in 130 countries. Acquired by Turkey based Yildiz Holding in 2014.
- Godiva Chocolatier
Founded in Belgium in 1926 and acquired by Yildiz Holding in 2007.
Products / BrandsUnited Biscuits
McVities Muesli Bars