Unilever retains spot as top global corporate sustainability leader for 12 consecutive years

July, 29/2022 - 14:24
According to GlobeScan and SustainAbility Leaders Survey, Unilever achieved the top spot for the 12th consecutive year, with fellow leaders Patagonia, IKEA, Natura & Co, Microsoft, Interface, Ørsted, Tesla, Danone and Google making up the top 10.

According to GlobeScan and SustainAbility Leaders Survey, Unilever achieved the top spot for the 12th consecutive year, with fellow leaders Patagonia, IKEA, Natura & Co, Microsoft, Interface, Ørsted, Tesla, Danone and Google making up the top 10.

This year, 718 sustainability experts from 73 countries, who are drawn from academia, the corporate sector, governments, media and NGOs, were asked to name the three companies that they feel are showing the greatest commitment to integrating sustainability into their business strategies.

Maintaining the position at the top for more than a decade, in what is an increasingly competitive field, motivates Unilever to make more efforts in driving Unilever Compass sustainability agenda through three themes: (1) Improve the health of the planet; (2) Improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing; (3) Contribute to a fairer, more socially inclusive world.

Alan Jope, Unilever CEO says: “It’s a privilege to be recognised by a panel of experts as the global leader in sustainable business, putting sustainability at the core of our business strategy. 

“Topping the GlobeScan list for the 12th year gives everyone at Unilever a great sense of pride, and encourages us to continue building a responsible business, translating leadership in sustainability to superior financial performance.”

As the largest and longest-running survey of its kind, GlobeScan and SustainAbility Leaders Survey has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development leadership for more than 25 years.

The research draws from bi-annual surveys of our global panel of experienced sustainability experts on topics such as recognised leadership, climate change, biodiversity, inequality, the SDGs, and key emerging issues.

In Vietnam, Unilever has constantly driven programs aiming to protect the environment, enhance health and sanitation, and improve people's livelihoods and lives.

Regarding environment protection, Unilever is paying attention to climate targets through activities within our operations, our value chain and our brands.

Typically, the “Clean Future” campaign from Home Care brands heads to three main commitments:

-          By 2030, eliminating 100 per cent of Fossil Fuel Derived Carbon from Home Care products;

-          100 per cent biodegradable formulation in Home Care products;

-          Reducing the amount of virgin plastic and utilizing post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) in packaging; specifically, by 2025, 100 per cent of Home Care product packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable, and more than 25 per cent of packaging will use PCR.

“Clean Future” focuses on two specific solutions: better product formulation and sustainable product packaging.

“Clean Future” from Unilever Vietnam contributes to tackling climate crisis

Up to now, many products from OMO, Comfort, Sunlight, and Cif have contained plant-based, nature-derived formula ingredients with packaging made from post-consumer recycled plastic – these are both environment friendly and better for consumers’ health.