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DJ Sustainability Index names Unilever leader in personal products
S&P’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index – which measures more than 2,000 publicly traded companies on their economic, environmental and social performance – has named Unilever industry leader in personal products.
Unilever achieved a score of 90 out of 100 across a range of 27 environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
The Index is a key tool for investors who recognize that responsible business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value.
Unilever has been part of the DJSI since its launch in 1999 and named leader 21 times. In this year’s Index, we achieved industry top scores in 15 criteria.
“ESG responsibility is now a core question that portfolio managers are asking,” CEO Alan Jope told the World Economic Forum in a recent video interview.
“Finally, the penny is dropping that there is not a trade-off between doing the right thing and doing the profitable thing,” he added. “Doing the right thing is a pathway to a more profitable and more sustainable business.”
Being recognized as industry leader by the most respected independent sustainability benchmark reflects the sustainability efforts across the entire company and shows that responsible business practices are a win–win, delivering for Unilever’s investors, consumers, for society and the planet.
As well as demonstrating to Unilever’s stakeholders its commitment to long-term sustainable business and growth, being named industry leader means the company also continue to be included in DJSI World, a global investment index which tracks leading sustainability-driven companies.