World Economic Forum name Unilever a sustainability leader
Unilever received two accolades for its sustainability performance at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Unilever has been listed among the world's most sustainable companies in two separate rankings released at the World Economic Forum by financial services company Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), and Canadian media company Corporate Knights and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors.
The SAM 'Corporate Sustainability Assessment' analyses the sustainability initiatives of the 2 500 largest companies in the world, as reflected in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. The Assessment is seen as one of the most comprehensive available and only the top 15% of companies in each sector are included in the annual 'Sustainability Yearbook'. Unilever received the SAM sector leader distinction and was also awarded a SAM Gold Class award along with Nestlé. Only 67 companies achieved scores over 75% qualifying them for Gold Class awards.
For the fourth year running Unilever was included in the 'Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' list by Corporate Knights and Innovest, an international finance and investment advisory firm. The Global 100 lists companies from 17 countries representing all sectors of the economy. The companies were evaluated using Innovest methodology, based on how effectively they manage their environmental, social and governance responsibilities. Unilever was included in the Consumer Staples sector with L'Oreal, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Sainsbury and Kesko of Finland.