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Nielsen Included in 2019 Sustainability Yearbook for Second Year in a Row

2 minute read | February 2019

Nielsen has been included for the second consecutive year in RobecoSAM’s annual “Sustainability Yearbook” for 2019. Honored with the Bronze Class distinction, this marks our fourth sustainability-related recognition in the last 12 months. We were also honored to be included on JUST Capital’s 2018 “JUST 100” rankings as the industry leader for Media companies at #40 on the list, on the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) North America and World indices, and on the 2019 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI).

“We congratulate Nielsen for achieving a place in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019, a showcase of the world’s best performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics,” said Daniel Wild, PhD, Co-CEO RobecoSAM. “Launched this year under the SAM brand and now with increased public access to the percentile rankings of all companies, the Yearbook remains a highly credible source of corporate sustainability insights.”

Since 2004, The Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The CSA is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices, covering thousands of listed companies around the world and hundreds of different relevant data points per company focused on economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to companies’ long-term success. Companies’ performance on the CSA informs whether or not they are included on a number of different applicable indices, including DJSI North America and DJSI World.

The CSA for professional services companies, which Nielsen is a part of, focuses on the areas most important to ensuring sustained business success for companies in this industry category, including areas like human capital development, talent attraction and retention, and high standards for integrity and ethical conduct. On the 2018 CSA, Nielsen scored in the 91st percentile overall.

“We’re humbled by this recognition of our continued progress on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) areas that matter most to our business and our stakeholders,” said Julia Wilson, Director, Global Responsibility & Sustainability, Nielsen. “This is a key aspect of our trust and transparency as a brand. We’re committed to continuing this work with a spirit of continuous improvement and collaboration to create new value across our business and beyond.”

For more information about Nielsen’s efforts in this area, visit our most recent Nielsen Global Responsibility Report.