Corporate Awards

Unilever is honored to have received the following awards:

External Recognition

FORTUNE Global 500 – Unilever was ranked among the top 500 largest corporations in the world.

FORTUNE “World’s Most Admired Companies” – Fortune magazine consistently recognizes Unilever among the World’s Most Admired Consumer Food Products companies. In 2013, Unilever was also recognized as a Top 50 World’s Most Admired Company.

Reputation Institute Global RepTrak 100 – In 2013 Unilever was once again recognized by the Reputation Institute through their survey of how consumers perceive companies and how those perceptions affect purchasing behavior.


Working Mother 100 Best Companies – Unilever sets clear targets for its CEO and his direct reports around the equal representation of men and women in management roles, promotes inclusiveness through its Global Diversity Board and maintains a formal mentoring initiative that accelerates the progress of high-potential female talent.

Catalyst Award for Gender Diversity – Unilever’s initiative, Global Reach With Local Roots: Creating a Gender-Balanced Workforce in Different Cultural Contexts, was honored with this prestigious annual award recognizing exceptional initiatives that expand opportunities for women and business.  

External RecognitionHUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (HRC) Corporate Equality Index – Unilever has scored a perfect 100 in this ranking of workplace equality for the seventh consecutive year.

WORKLIFE MATTERS MAGAZINE - Unilever honored as one of the 'Top Companies' for LGBT Equality in 2012.

NATIONAL BUSINESS GROUP ON HEALTH "Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Award" - Unilever awarded "Platinum" status in 2013 making the list for the fourth consecutive year and recognized as an organization that applies creative and comprehensive solutions to improving the health of its employees.

EXPERIENCE, INC. "Best Places to Work for Recent Grads" – For the third consecutive year, Unilever has been ranked among top employers from across the country for excellence in recruiting, hiring and retaining recent college grads.

LinkedIn’s Most In Demand Employers – Unilever ranked #3 in 2013 up from #5 in 2012 just after Google and Apple.

Stevie International Business Awards – Unilever awarded Gold for Company of the Year in the consumer products industry in 2012.


NEWSWEEK Green Ranking – Unilever is among the top-ranked company in Food & Beverage sector.

World Environment Center 2013 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development – Unilever recognized for its deep and longstanding commitment to advancing environmental sustainability through its strategic business initiative, the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

GLOBAL 1000 SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE LEADERS - Unilever is the top-ranked company in the Consumer Staples sector.

GlobeScan SustainAbility Survey – Unilever is the top ranked company for the third year in a row.

CLIMATE COUNTS Scorecard - Unilever is the top performing company on the 2012 Climate Counts scorecard for the second consecutive year with an unprecedented score of 91 points on a 100-point scale. This ranking helps people make climate-conscious purchasing and investing choices.

DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX (DJSI) – Unilever has been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years.

FORBES & CORPORATE KNIGHTS “Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” - Unilever has been selected for inclusion in the Corporate Knights World’s Most Sustainable Companies list ("Global 100"), released at The World Economic Forum in Davos. Companies on the Global 100 list are considered the most capable in their sectors in managing environmental, social, and governance issues and in their ability to make use of new business opportunities in these areas. Unilever has been recognized on this list since its inception in 2005.


Gina Boswell, EVP personal care for Unilever North America, is named among Ad Age's Women to Watch in 2012. The award recognizes women in advertising, marketing and media for having played significant roles in defining the future of their fields.

Cosmetic Executive Women Achiever of the Year - Gina Boswell, EVP personal care for Unilever North America, has been selected as a 2011 Achiever of the Year, one of the highest awards bestowed in the beauty industry, by nonprofit Cosmetic Executive Women.

James Beard Foundation Leadership Award - Unilever Global Director of Sustainable Sourcing Development, Jan Kees Vis, was honored for being a visionary focused on a healthier, safer and more sustainable food world.

SUPERMARKET NEWS “Power 50” – Kees Kruythoff, President, Unilever North America was honored on this list of influential leaders in the food industry.

Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 2013 – Rob Candelino, VP of Marketing, Skincare has been recognized among the innovative, young marketing leaders who have made their mark in industry before their 40th birthday.

PR Week Power 50 – Christine Cea, Director of Marketing Communications at Unilever is #47 among industry leaders who display power in ways that are critical for the profession's growth and development.

HAY GROUP’S “Best Companies for Leadership” - Unilever was recognized among the top 20 Best Companies for Leadership by global management consulting firm Hay Group for three consecutive years.

Jackie Robinson Foundation ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award – Unilever CEO Paul Polman was honored with the 2010 Jackie Robinson Foundation ‘ROBIE’ Achievement in Industry award. The commendation is of great significance in the U.S., recognizing leadership in diversity and community service in the U.S. and around the world.

PROGRESSIVE GROCER “Top Women In Grocery”– During the past several years, Unilever’s Kathy O’Brien (VP and General Manager, Food), Kelly Downey (VP, Customer Marketing), Sharon Rossi (VP of Customer Operations and Retail Excellence), Kimberly Senter (Global Director Customer Category–Skin), Amanda Sourry (Chairman, Unilever UK & Ireland) have each placed on this list of 100 women who demonstrate outstanding leadership in the industry.


HUB MAGAZINE 2012 Shopper Marketing Excellence Index - Unilever has been honored for four consecutive years among top brand marketer in shopper marketing, a discipline focused on building brands by improving the shopping experience.

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Top 150 – Unilever maintained top honors in the Dairy Foods and Meals & Entrees categories of the 14th annual Top 150 Food Processors annual report on leaders in the industry.

Gartner/AMR Research Supply Chain Top 25 – Unilever significantly increased its standing in the 2012 ranking among companies that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business results.

Food Processing’s R&D Teams of the Year – Unilever won the award for the large-size company of the year (2011).