TOP 50 ESG CHAMPIONS - 2022 (GLOBAL COMPANIES CATEGORY) - WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE AWARDS
“Take what you find here and make it better and better.” - Eli Lilly, founder of Eli Lilly & Co.
Our global team of analysts have identified the companies with the highest levels of commitment to, and performance in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
Congratulations to the highlighted companies for the deserved recognition of their extremely powerful contributions to the improvement of our planet and the lives of its inhabitants.
"We have set ambitious, industry-leading sustainability goals—for climate action, net-zero emissions, inclusion, diversity and equality as well as other areas—and we will continue to build on this momentum."
- Julie Sweet, Chair & CEO
Joined 1,100 companies in pledging to help keep global warming below 1.5° Celsius.
65% reduction in total emissions from 2016 baseline.
100% renewable electricity by 2023.
Aiming to graduate 250 diverse suppliers through Diverse Supplier Program by end of fiscal 2023.
Achieve 50% women and 50% men in workforce by 2025.
Growing percentage of women managing directors to 30% by 2025.
"Adobe’s mission has always been to create products that empower people to change the world. Our purpose is anchored on harnessing our people, platform, creativity, and innovation to make change in the areas we can make the most impact."
- Shantanu Narayen, Chairman, President & CEO
70% renewable electricity by end of FY22.
1:1 global gender pay parity.
6,800 images of long-term missing children age-progressed by Adobe.
33.5% global representation of women in workforce.
55% of Board of Directors are women and people from URCs.
10 proactive climate action policy advocacy stances.
"As the largest pan-Asian life and health insurer, we are uniquely placed to use our scale and influence to contribute to regional economic and social development. We place sustainability at the forefront of how we operate, we have a vital role to play in addressing material ESG issues to safeguard a better future."
- Lee Yuan Siong, CEO & President
Launched AIA One Billion to engage a billion people to live healthier, longer, better lives.
Net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050.
Women comprised 58% of the Company’s global workforce and 42% of its senior leadership.
Sector: Consumer Discretionary
"We firmly believe that if society is doing well and the economy is doing well, then Alibaba will do well. We are eager to do our part to support the realization of common prosperity."
- Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO
Achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
26,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions eliminated through use of renewable energy.
By 2035, facilitate a reduction of 1.5 gigatons of GHG emissions.
Launched Project AsiaForward with an initial USD1 billion funding and resources to cultivate a million-strong digital talent pool.
US$15.5B for common prosperity.
"In the future, every search you do, every YouTube video you watch, every Gmail you send will be powered by clean energy. Our goal is to do all this by 2030."
- Sundar Pichai, CEO Google
Helping more than 500 cities reduce one gigaton of carbon emissions per year by 2030.
+30% leadership representation of Black, Latinx and Native Americans in the U.S. by 30% by 2025.
100% of shipments are carbon neutral.
Sector: Consumer Discretionary
"We are relentlessly optimistic about the future. We know that crossing the finish line won’t be easy, and there’s still lots of exploring and inventing that needs to happen. But with passion and partnership, we believe we can build a better future together."
- Kara Hurst, VP Sustainability
The world's largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.
100% renewable energy by 2025.
Women earn the same that men earn performing the same jobs.
Launched a more than $2 billion Amazon Housing Equity Fund.
Eliminated 1 million tons of packaging material.
"At Apple, we are optimistic about technology’s awesome potential for good. But we know that it won’t happen on its own. Every day, we work to infuse the products and services we make with decency and humanity. We strive to build the best products on earth while leaving the world better."
- Tim Cook, CEO
100% renewable energy sourced.
41B gallons of water saved.
Women and men earn the same when engaging in similar work.
Committed $3 billion in donations.
Country: Saudi Arabia
"To walk the talk of words like “sustainability” and “reliability” and “responsibility” – you have to back that up with investment. You have to deliver on what you start."
- Amin Nasser, CEO
Signatory to the World Bank’s "Zero Routine Flaring by 2030" initiative.
Implemented more than 200 energy initiatives at its facilities.
27% of new hires were female, compared to 9% in 2019.
Planted three million mangroves, bringing total planted or restored to 5.3 million.
"We are stepping up our focus on ESG sustainability. We’re doing this because we clearly recognize ESG’s increasing importance to all our stakeholders, but first and foremost because it’s simply the right thing to do."
- Peter Wennink, CEO
€1.2bn value of parts re-used.
77% material recycling rate.
In 2021, ASML supported a total of 64 education projects across the main regions where it operates (Netherlands, US and Asia).
Supervisory Board diversity: 38% female members.
Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Health Care
"Sustainability is part of our organisational DNA, embedded from the lab to the patient, and delivered thanks to the efforts of over 80,000 employees. We seek to create value to society beyond the impact of our medicines."
- Pascal Soriot, CEO
59% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2015.
100% total imported renewable electricity.
48.1% women in senior middle management roles.
17% reduction in water use.
Bank of America
"We drive progress on the SDGs through all of our efforts and activities. We bring our $2.8 trillion balance sheet, our $55 billion expense base and the trillions of dollars we raise each year to the task. We commit the considerable ingenuity, innovation and passion of our team."
- Brian Moynihan - Chairman and CEO
$2 billion bond to advance racial equality, economic opportunity and environmental sustainability.
Bank of America is one of only five S&P 100 companies with six or more women on the Board.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Sector: Health Care
"As a leader in our industry, we recognize our responsibility to provide long-term benefit to society as we fulfill our corporate purpose. This means that we consider our environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities as integral to our strategy for doing business around the world."
- Giovanni Caforio, Board Chair and CEO
Spend $1B with diverse suppliers by 2025.
100% renewable electricity by 2030.
Gender parity at executive level by end of 2022.
Sector: Oil & Gas
"Energy enables modern life and powers human progress. As the human energy company, we use our ingenuity to solve problems, overcome obstacles and deliver solutions."
- Michael K. Wirth, CEO
$3B+ invested through 2028 to advance energy-transition.
Joined the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative.
40% of Board are women.
$400M spent on woman- and minority-owned businesses.
"We will continue to be guided by our CSR philosophy of pursuing win-win development with fullest sincerity. We will take on greater responsibility in serving the digital economy, harness next-gen digital intelligent technologies, bring digital-intelligent power to the public and society for a better future."
- Yang Jie, Chairman
Helped reduce 210 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in China.
Compared with 2020, the energy consumption of a new 5G base station decreased by 10%.
"Our ESG agenda cannot just be a separate layer that sits above what we do day to day. It is embedded in what we do and creates concrete examples of the empathy I see in our firm every day as we work to serve our clients, customers and communities."
- Jane Fraser, CEO
New $500 Billion Environmental Goal by 2030 to accelerate the transition to low-carbon economy.
50.8% of total employees globally are female (106,781 women).
21.5% of managing directors are female (633 women).
Sector: Consumer Staples
"Our environmental, social and governance goals are embedded in how we operate as a business—they are part of our very foundation."
- James Quincey, Chairman and CEO
90% of packaging recyclable.
To achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
$1B to suppliers in financing and accelerated payments.
56% of our priority ingredients volume sourced sustainably.
$800M spent with diverse suppliers in the U.S.