Unilever leads Climate Counts Company Scorecard

Unilever has topped the Climate Counts Company Scorecard, a global league table ranking the climate performance of the world’s largest companies.

Sustainable Living Plan helps Unilever take top spot

The Climate Counts Scorecard ranks the 136 largest companies by revenue across 16 industry sectors on their actions to address climate change. Unilever was awarded 88 out of 100 points, an increase of five points on its 2010 score.

This is the first time Unilever has led the Scorecard, unseating Nike from the top spot – a position it has held for the past three years. Climate Counts hailed Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan for enabling Unilever to identify every opportunity to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Unilever is delighted to have emerged as the top performer,” said Gavin Neath, Senior Vice President, Sustainability. “The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan forms the basis of our sustainable growth model and commits us to reduce dramatically the water, waste and greenhouse gases generated by our factories, halving the overall environmental impact of our products. We are making solid progress towards these goals and attaining the standard of excellence set by Climate Counts is an important indication of how we rate with respect to our peers.”

Ben & Jerry’s was also included in the Scorecard, entering it in 2011 with a score of 71.

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