Corporate Knights, a specialized Toronto-based media and investment research firm, published its annual ranking “Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world” 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. Last year’s no 1 in the ranking, global bioscience company Chr Hansen, cements its position at the top by coming out second on the list for 2020.
Mauricio Graber, chief executive officer of Chr Hansen, “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 the 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.”
“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.”
A catalyst for change
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 biogas for its Danish operations by April 2020. Through its engagement in establishing the new solar parks, Chr Hansen is contributing positively to the transition to green energy in Denmark as a whole. While its Danish operations account for almost half of the company’s total electricity consumption, the model is scalable and can be introduced in other countries going forward.
“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.