Chr. Hansen’s sustainability performance ranked within the top 2% globally

Corporate Knights released the 14th annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world on January 23, 2018. Chr. Hansen ranked within the top 2% – placed 66 out of the 7,425 companies assessed.

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This year’s Global 100 were recognized in Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at a private dinner hosted by Corporate Knights and the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Each company was evaluated on a set of up to 17 environmental, social and governance indicators relative to their industry peers using publicly available information. The Global 100 companies come from 22 countries and encompass all sectors of the economy.

New clean revenue category 

“We’re honored to be ranked within the top 2%,” says Annemarie Meisling, Director of Sustainability. “At Chr. Hansen, we want to create a more sustainable future for everyone. The Global 100 companies link superior value for society with financial performance – and it is exactly this we want to be known for.”

A clean revenue metric was added to Global 100 ranking methodology this year, with an aim to reflect the beneficial impact of a company’s products and services on the environment. 

“The new clean revenue category adds a new dimension to the ranking,” says Annemarie Meisling. “It makes great sense for Chr. Hansen, particularly considering that 81% of our revenue contributes to the UN Global Goals.”

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About the Global 100

Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100): The Global 100 is an annual project initiated by Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism. Launched in 2005, the Global 100 is announced each year on the on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Chr. Hansen is a global, differentiated bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. At Chr. Hansen we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change through microbial solutions. We have worked for over 145 years to enable sustainable agriculture, better food and healthier living for more people around the world. Our microbial and fermentation technology platforms, including our broad and relevant collection of around 40,000 microbial strains, have game-changing potential. Matching customer needs and global trends we continue to unlock the power of good bacteria to respond to global challenges such as food waste, global health and the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides. As one of the world’s most sustainable companies, we touch the lives of more than 1 billion people every day. Driven by our legacy of innovation and curiosity to pioneer science, our purpose – To grow a better world. Naturally. – is at the heart of everything we do.

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