Unilever named World Environment Center’s 2013 Gold Medal Winner

Unilever won the 29th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development from the World Environment Center in recognition of our commitment to advancing environmental sustainability through the Sustainable Living Plan.

Integrating sustainability into our business

Unilever earned the award for a long-term dedication to integrating sustainability into our business products and operations, our history of improving global environmental standards, and our comprehensive Sustainable Living Plan which includes specific performance goals and more than 50 targets.

Nominated companies in various sectors were assessed by an independent jury. Gold Medal Jury Chairman Joel Abrams said Unilever won the award “for its extraordinary commitment to sustainable business throughout its operations.” He went on to say that “the scale and depth of Unilever’s impact across sustainable farming, logistics and consumer behaviour has raised the bar for global businesses.”

Unilever CEO Paul Polman will accept the Gold Medal Award at a presentation ceremony in Washington, DC in May 2013.

Recent Gold Awards winners

The World Environment Center’s Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development was established in 1985 to recognise significant industry initiatives in global environmental excellence and sustainable development. Recent recipients include: IBM (2012), Nestlé (2011), Wal-Mart Stores (2010), The Coca-Cola Company (2009) and Marks & Spencer (2008).

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