22 January 2019

Umicore recognised as one of the most sustainable companies in the world

Umicore in top 10 of world’s 100 most sustainable corporations

Umicore has been ranked 7th in the 2019 top 100 of the world’s most sustainable companies published by Corporate Knights, a research division focused on sustainable performance rankings. Umicore is also ranked number 1 globally among companies which produce or transform metals and the only one to make the top 10 on the 2019 Global 100 ranking.

The fifteenth edition of the Global 100 includes analysis of 7,500 corporations. The ranking includes companies from 21 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy, with collective annual sales in excess of 1 billion U.S. dollars.

It is the 6th time that Umicore is listed in the index and the 5th time the company is in the top 10.

The ranking was based on a clean revenue metric. It measures the percentage of revenues earned from products or services that have environmental or well-defined social benefits.

Marc Grynberg, CEO of Umicore stated: “I am delighted that Umicore is once more recognised as one of the most sustainable corporations in the world. Sustainability is integral to our strategy and business model and we consistently demonstrate our commitment to clean mobility and recycling both through cutting edge technology innovation and significant investments.”

For more information: http://www.global100.org/


Notes to the editor:

About Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights Inc. is a research division that produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance (includes the sustainable business magazine Corporate Knights).

About the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

The Global 100 is an annual project initiated by Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism. Launched in 2005, the Global 100 is announced annually on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.  


About Umicore

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are organized in three business groups: Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies and Recycling. Each business group is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.

Umicore has a strategic focus on clean mobility materials and recycling with the overriding goal of sustainable value creation based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.

Umicore’s industrial and commercial operations as well as research & development activities are located across the world to best serve its global customer base. The Group generated a turnover of € 6.4 billion (€ 1.7 billion excluding metal) in the first half of 2018 and currently employs 9,800 people.



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