Women and the 'Big 10'

Scroll the above graphic to find out how 10 of the largest food and beverage companies empower women in their supply chains.

Corporations like Coca-Cola and Danone reach millions of customers every day with their products. But their impact on the developing world, in particular, is even greater as they source ingredients from smallholder farmers and produce foods and beverages there.

But how well are these corporations treating women in their supply chains?

Oxfam has been tracking how what it calls the Big 10 food and beverage companies — Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever, Mondelez, Coca-Cola, Mars, Danone, Associated British Foods, General Mills and Kellogg’s — "treat people and the planet" as part of a broader advocacy campaign to help boost global food security. It scores these companies on several issues like women's empowerment.

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    Ma. Eliza Villarino

    Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.

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