Unilever named ‘Company of the Year’
Unilever has been named ‘Company of the Year’ for the positive impact
it has on communities, environments, marketplaces and workplaces around
The award comes from a UK organisation called Business in the
Community (BITC), which recognises companies that ensure being
responsible is integral to their business model. However, it is for its
global work that Unilever has been recognised.
EVP, UK and Ireland, Amanda Sourry, was presented with the award in
London by Chief Executive of United Utilities Philip Green, - last
year’s winning company - in the presence of 1000 business leaders and
President of BITC and environmentalist HRH The Prince of Wales.
Philip Green said “Unilever is an outstanding example to others and a
Unilever is a significant global market leader, with influence
extending well beyond that.What is really impressive is how Unilever has
realistically appraised the impact of its products across the whole
life-cycle and built sustainability into product design.
Through this it can change consumer behaviour as well as find
innovative ways to improve the impact of products for its customers and
Unilever is showing us all that business success goes hand in hand
with responsible leadership.”