We’re proud to announce that Nielsen has been included on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by 3BL Media for the third year in a row, ranking first in the category of Commercial & Professional Services and 19th overall. The ranking recognizes companies for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, focusing on transparency and performance among the Russell 1000 Index, which includes the stocks of the largest U.S. publicly traded companies.
“We’re proud to be recognized among the best corporate citizens. We’re even more proud of the impact our ESG efforts have on our people, our business partners, the media industry and our communities,” said David Kenny, CEO, Nielsen. “We want to keep improving that impact, and measurements and recognition like this help raise the bar for us every year.”
Nielsen is committed to strengthening the communities and markets in which we live and operate our business, recognizing how important this is to an equitable and sustainable future. Our ESG strategy at Nielsen includes all ESG issues that affect our employees, external stakeholders, operations and business. Through community giving and support, as well as responsible, sustainable business practices, we’re committed to delivering exceptional value across all of our stakeholder groups.
3BL Media develops the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking in partnership with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) ESG, using publicly available data and information on corporate websites, financial filings, policies, reports and reputable third-party sources, including CDP, GRI and the U.S. EPA. This year, 146 ESG factors across eight pillars (climate change; employees; environment; ESG performance; financial; governance; human rights; stakeholders and society) were considered, with special attention paid to key issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing pandemic crisis.