United Biscuits
Biscuit makers
Leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits in the UK with 16 manufacturing facilities and products sold in 130 countries. Acquired by Turkey based Yildiz Holding in 2014.


Owned TUR
Rating F
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Company Ownership

United Biscuits Ltd
Pladis Foods Ltd
owns 100% of United Biscuits Ltd
Biscuits and confectionery
Established in 2016 when Yıldız Holding brought together United Biscuits, Ulker, Godiva Chocolatier and DeMet's Candy Company as one global business. Exporting to 120 countries, with 34 factories in 13 countries.
Yildiz Holding AS
owns 100% of Pladis Foods Ltd
Consumer goods
Founded 1944, manufactures and distributes food, household and personal care products as well operating shops and supermarkets. It is the largest food manufacturer in CEEMEA (Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), with over 300 brands in 130 countries (owns 83 factories, 24 outside Turkey). It is number two in the world in the sweet biscuits category and number seven in the chocolate category by revenue.

Company Assessment

United Biscuits Ltd
Follow the link to see details of this company's sustainability programme.
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
This company is a member of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), an international membership organization representing more than 100 member companies across the cocoa value chain. WCF is committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy through economic & social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Pladis Foods Ltd
This company has corporate social responsibility claims on its website including product sourcing and supply chain.
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
Be Slavery Free's 2024 Chocolate Scorecard rates all the major chocolate companies on their labour and environmental policies and practices. Companies were asked questions in six areas: traceability and transparency; living income; child labor; deforestation and climate; agroforestry; and pesticides. This company received a yellow rating: "Progressing in policy and practice."
Yildiz Holding AS
Forest 500 identifies the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions with the greatest exposure to tropical deforestation risk, and annually assesses them on the strength and implementation of their deforestation and human rights commitments. This company received a score of 8.1%.
The PalmOil Scan app, produced by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), rates companies on their commitment to sourcing sustainable palm oil. Companies are scored on their use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), commitment to sourcing CSPO, on-the-ground conservation action, and membership to the RSPO. Companies can earn a rating of Excellent, Good, Poor or No Commitment. This company is rated "Poor" (retrieved 18 Nov 2023).
Source: WAZA (2023)
The 2024 Social Benchmark assesses the world's 2,000 most influential companies on their responsibility in meeting society's fundamental expectations towards three measurement areas: respecting human rights, providing decent work, and acting ethically. This company was assessed in 2023 and received a score of 4/20. The average score was an alarmingly low 4.6/20 and the highest score was 15.5/20.
The 2023 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #195/350, with a total score of 13.7/100.
This company has sustainability and social responsibility claims in its 2016 annual report.
The 2024 WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard evaluates the progress and performance of 285 major retailers and manufacturer companies, focusing on actions companies have taken to ensure their own palm oil supply chain is sustainable and free of deforestation, natural ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuse. This company is rated 'middle of the pack' with a score of 11.23 out of a possible total of 24.

Company Details

Wholly-owned subsidiary
580 million GBP (2015)
7,000 (2017)

Contact Details

London, United Kingdom

Products / Brands

United Biscuits / Manassen Foods (distributor)