Both companies were recognised at the DJSI World, a global investment index which tracks leading sustainable companies.
Unilever received the best scores in innovation management, brand management, product stewardship, packaging and climate strategy. The FMCG giant has been named sector leader 19 times.
“DJSI continues to be an important benchmark of sustainability leadership and we’re delighted that our efforts continue to be recognised. We are by no means at the end of our journey, but results like this show that we are on the right path,” Jeff Seabright, chief sustainability officer, Unilever said.
“Unilever NV leads the Personal Products industry in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment based on its Total Sustainability Score in 2018,” the DJSI Industry Group Leader Report, compiled by RobecoSAM in collaboration with the S&P Dow Jones Indices, stated.
Mondelēz’ overall score was in the 92nd percentile of the FMCG industry. It gained the recognition due to having perfect scores of 100 in water-related risks, health and nutrition. Its score increased in human rights, operational eco-efficiency, talent attraction and retention and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.
“We’re proud of our continued strong performance in the DJSI World Index,” said Christine McGrath, chief Sustainability, Well-being and Public & Government Affairs officer. “It’s a testament that the work we do each day to grow our business and empower people to snack right is also growing our positive impact in the world. Leveraging our global scale, we focus our efforts where we know we can have the greatest impact to build a better future.”
Dow Jones invited 3,500 of the world’s largest companies from developed and emerging markets to join the World Index.