Corporate Governance

Univar is one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2023


Univar is one of America’s Most Responsible Companies

For the second year running, chemical distributor Univar Solutions, which manages one of the biggest private transportation fleets in the business, was included in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Reputable Companies.

Among the 500 firms honored for 2023, Univar ranked 93rd. Last year, it was ranked 145th.

The list covers businesses that have measured and performed well against key performance measures using publicly available data from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), as well as Corporate Citizenship Reporting (KPIs). The independent poll asking Americans about their opinions of Univar and its CSR and ESG initiatives was one of the sources of information gathered.

President and CEO David Jukes remarked, “We’re happy to mark our second consecutive year of Newsweek distinction as this further illustrates our focus on environmental sustainability, social impact, and good governance efforts. “As we take our duties seriously and aim to continuously demonstrate our capacity to execute on our ambitious goals, including reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we have expedited the integration of our ESG targets across the firm globally throughout the year.”


Among the noteworthy achievements of Univar’s sustainability initiatives are the mapping out of Scope 3 emissions for its entire supply chain for the first time, which paved the way for more extensive emissions reduction actions, and being named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation after achieving a certain standard.

Jennifer McIntyre, executive ESG lead and chief people and culture officer, stated, “I couldn’t be more proud to see Univar Solutions being included on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies since this shows the dedication of our dedicated people across the firm.” “We are well positioned to create a positive influence on society, the environment, and economies around the world by incorporating ESG into our operating strategies, procedures, and culture,” the company stated.

Other noteworthy firms in the chemical and transportation industries are Air Products and Chemicals at No. 188, Sherwin-Williams at No. 92, PPG Industries at No. 114, CSX at No. 137, and Cummins at No. 35.