CEO: Gregory Heckman
Annual Revenue: $41.4 billion
Top Subsidiaries: Nuestra, Pristine Gourmet, Whole Harvest, and 37 others.
Countries they operate in: 40 countries
Private or Public: Public
Industry Type: Agribusiness
Corporation Size: 24,000 employees
Notable members include: Sheila Bair, who formerly served as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Senior Vice President for Government Relations of the New York Stock Exchange, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and as counsel to Kansas Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole; Carol M. Browner, former EPA Administrator under the Clinton Administration, who served as Assistant to President Barack Obama and Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, and who now chairs the board of the League of Conservation Voters; Paul J. Fribourg, Director of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., Restaurant Brands International, Inc. and Loews Corporation, as well as Syngenta AG, and a member of the Rabobank International North American Agribusiness Advisory Board; J. Erik Fyrwald, CEO of Syngenta and Chairman of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Board Member for CropLife International, former President and CEO of Univar, a leading distributor of chemicals and Group Vice President of the Agriculture and Nutrition Division of DuPont; and Bernardo Hees, who served as CEO of The Kraft Heinz Company, as CEO of H.J. Heinz Company, and as CEO of Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
How to Improve
Other than providing some general information about charitable giving around the world, Bunge does not provide any details on its electioneering or lobbying efforts, in the U.S. or elsewhere. Its near total lack of transparency awarded it last place in this year’s FACT Index ranking. Disclosing electioneering and lobbying activities is an essential place for Bunge to start addressing its failure.