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Univar is one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2023

Dec. 27, 2022
Chemical distributor with one of the largest private fleets in North America lands on Newsweek’s ESG list for the second straight year

Chemical distributor Univar Solutions, which maintains one of the industry’s largest private transportation fleets, recently landed on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for the second straight year.

Univar checked in at No. 93 among the 500 companies recognized for 2023. It was No. 145 last year. 

Through publicly available information derived from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), as well as Corporate Citizenship Reporting, the list represents those companies that have measured and performed well against key performance indicators (KPIs). Data gathered includes the independent survey asking United States citizens about their perception of Univar and its activities related to CSR and ESG.

“We’re pleased to mark our second consecutive year of recognition from Newsweek as this further demonstrates our focus on environmental sustainability, social impact, and good governance efforts,” said David Jukes, president and CEO. “Throughout the year we’ve accelerated the integration of our ESG goals across the company globally as we take our responsibilities seriously and work to consistently demonstrate our ability to deliver on our ambitious goals, including reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

Notable highlights from Univar’s sustainability efforts include mapping out, for the first time, Scope 3 emissions for its entire supply chain, thereby setting the path for broader emissions reduction actions; being recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, after achieving a score of 100 on the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index; establishing its Community Bonds program focused on corporate philanthropy; defining a natural and sustainable products framework; and increasing on-site generation of renewable electricity.

“I couldn’t be more proud to see Univar Solutions again being named on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies as this reflects the dedication of our hardworking people across the company,” said Jennifer McIntyre, chief people and culture officer, and executive ESG lead. “By incorporating ESG into our operating strategies, processes and culture, we are well positioned to make a positive impact on society, the environment, and economies around the globe.”

Other notable chemical and transportation-related companies include Cummins at No. 35, Sherwin-Williams at No. 92, PPG Industries at No. 114, CSX at No. 137, and Air Products and Chemicals at No. 188.

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