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Last update 28 May 2020

Description of economic activities

Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds (NACE2 0111)

The company is engaged in the production and plant breeder of various agricultural seeds. It was founded in 1838 as Zuckerfabrik Kleinwanzleben, and conducts its business from its registered head office located in Einbeck, Germany.The company is one of the world's leading plantbreeding companies, with subsidiaries, associated companies and distributors in all the main markets. Its products are agricultural plants for temperate climates. Its wide range of species and varieties produced are inevitably based on traditional plant-breedding techniques. The company operates in four main business segments: sugar beets, maize, corn, and breeding and services. Its maize and corn is used for human consumption, animal feed and starch, as well as providing fuel for biomass energy generation. The breeding and services division researches and develops new breeds of plant, including the use of biotechnology and genetic modification, as well as traditional breeding methods, aiming to increase resistance against pests, disease and drought. The company is active in more than 65 countries, including Germany, Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Benelux, Poland, and Scandinavia.The company aims to develop new high-yield varieties suited to local conditions and with increased pest and disease resistance, to make more efficient use of fertilisers and to find alternative uses of plants.
  • KWS SAAT SE & CO. KGAA

  • Germany (DE)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Parent company: FAMILIEN BUCHTING/AREND OETKER/GIESECKE
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Dr. Andreas-Joachim Buechting
  • CEO Total remuneration: N/A
  • Website: www.kws.com

Financial data

Number of employees

4,126
5,147
4,937
4,843

Revenue 1

1.174
1.1
1.111
1.071

EBIT 1

145.067
134.333
128.36
107.801

EBITDA 1

193.944
184.474
177.664
153.807

1 numbers are in millions

  • RepRisk Indicator (last month):  N/A

Social dialog

  • Transnational Corporate Agreement (TCA): N/A
  • Global Framework Agreement (GFA): N/A
  • Societas Europaea (SE):
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European Works Councils

Standards and certifications

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  • CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project): N/A
  • Modern Slavery Statement: N/A
  • Transparency Index: N/A
  • SA8000 Social Accountability: N/A
  • Integrated report: N/A
  • ISO26000: N/A
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  • Social Development Goals (SDGs): N/A

Global Reporting Initiative certification

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  • Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4: N/A

Other company declarations

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  • Accessibility: N/A

Policies

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  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces where the company operates: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces in the supply chain: N/A
  • Diversity policy: N/A

Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of CDFL Workers (Strasbourg Charter 1989):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union EU CFR (Nice Charter 2000):
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union TFEU:
  • Registered office in an OECD country:
  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

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  • Council D. 2001/86/EC:
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  • D. 2002/73/EC:
  • Council D. 2003/72/EC:
  • EP and Council D. 2005/56/EC:
  • D. 2009/38/EC:
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  • D. 2011/35/EU:

Presence in main rankings

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations: N/A
  • Global CSR Rep Trak 100: N/A
  • BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable US Brands: N/A
  • The Worlds Best Multinational Workplaces: N/A
  • The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: N/A
  • The Worlds Most Innovative Companies: N/A
  • The Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies: N/A
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  • Green Ranking Global Top 500: N/A
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