“The world’s largest food companies are failing to meet ethical standards, a report from Oxfam suggests.
It compiled a scorecard which rated the 10 biggest brands on seven social and environmental factors.
These ranged from transparency of their supply chains and operations to how they protect women’s rights.
The company with the lowest score was UK food giant Associated British Foods (ABF) which owns brands including Kingsmill, Twinings and Ryvita.
Oxfam has launched a Behind the Brand campaign in 12 countries calling on the public to use social media to put pressure on the companies to improve their policies.
In joint second lowest place were Kellogg’s and General Mills, which owns Old El Paso, Haagen-Dazs and Nature Valley, both scoring 16 out of 70.