Top 10 global supply chain leaders

Tom Wadlow
|May 8|magazine2 min read

10. Unilever (5.84)

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch CP giant, has steadily moved up the rankings over the past several years and is very well regarded by both the peer and analyst voting panels due, in part, to its willingness to share best practices with the broader supply chain community. The company is a role model when it comes to CSR and scored a perfect 10 out of 10 on our new CSR component. Unilever says that it is achieving zero waste through its "four R approach" — reducing, reusing, recovering or recycling — and treating waste as a resource with alternate uses, such as converting factory waste to building materials or composting food waste from staff cafeterias. Longer term, it aspires to be "carbon-positive" by 2030. In 2015, it launched a Foundry Ideas platform to crowdsource innovations for sustainable products as part of its "sustainable living" plan.