Each week, Just Food’s journalists pick out insights from company filings that highlight sentiments in our sector. These filings signals are based on GlobalData’s analysis of earnings statements, call transcripts, investor presentations and annual reports. They tell us about key topics on the minds of business leaders and investors, and the themes driving a company’s activities.

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ESG, governance and emerging economies featured prominently in the public filings of dog- and cat-food companies in the first half of the year, data shows.

In the six months to the end of June, ESG was a topic cited 697 times, figures from GlobalData, Just Food’s parent, suggest.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics database studies filings released by businesses across multiple sectors. These filings include financial results, investor presentations and annual reports.

Governance was a subject mentioned on 369 occasions and emerging economies 316 times.

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Topics most often cited by dog- and cat-food companies in H1 2023. Credit: GlobalData
Topics most often cited by dog- and cat-food companies in H1 2023. Credit: GlobalData

Digging into the mentions of these key topics by company, Thai Union Group headed the pack in each of the areas of ESG, governance and emerging economies.

In December, seafood giant Thai Union set out plans to grow its pet-care business via new operations in China and Europe for its subsidiary i-Tail.