Chr. Hansen remains in top 10 of “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” 2020

Chr. Hansen in Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world

On January 21st Corporate Knights published their annual ranking “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. Chr. Hansen ranks no. 2 on the list and remains the number one most sustainable food ingredient company.

“We are honored and proud that our efforts to work for a better world together with our customers are noticed and valued. We improved our total score against Corporate Knights’ indicators, and although it was not enough for a first place this time, we are still ranked as the number one most sustainable food ingredient company. This reinforces our unwavering commitment to the Power of Good Bacteria™ and a future defined by natural ingredients,” says CEO Mauricio Graber.

“Chr. Hansen’s overall purpose is to contribute to a better world through the natural and microbial solutions we deliver. We are grateful for the reinforcement of our position at the top of the world’s most sustainable companies and appreciate the good collaboration with our customers that support our continued journey towards a greener future for the planet.”

The renewed ranking in the world elite of most sustainable companies comes after a remarkable 2019 for the 145-year-old company, as highlights of the year included:

  • 1 position on Corporate Knights’ list
  • inclusion on Fortune Magazine’s Change the World List of 50 companies that do well by doing good
  • and the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability

Another milestone in Chr. Hansen’s sustainability journey was reached when the company announced a groundbreaking agreement with Better Energy of switching 100% to green electricity from two new solar parks, wind energy and bio gas for its Danish operations by April 2020.

“All these elements have truly been a catalyst for change and an even stronger focus on what we can do to contribute to a more sustainable future; mobilizing and inspiring all employees to do more and meeting the increasing expectations and ambition levels from our customers and investors,”

“The time is now for individuals, corporations and governments to work together and take action. At Chr. Hansen we are determined to keep pioneering science and innovate to enable a resilient food system from farm to fork; fighting food waste and the overuse of antibiotics and chemical pesticides.” Mauricio Graber concludes.


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