Univar Solutions Named on Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies 2024 List

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 10:41pm UTC

Univar Solutions Named on Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies 2024 List

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For the third consecutive year, Univar Solutions is recognized for its continued focus through environmental sustainability, social impact, and corporate governance (ESG) targets.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a leading global solutions provider to users of specialty ingredients and chemicals, announced today that it has been named on Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies 2024. This marks a third consecutive year of recognition from this esteemed award presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The list was announced on December 6, 2023, and recognizes 500 companies for their ESG commitments and can currently be viewed on Newsweek's website.

Through publicly available information derived from reporting around ESG as well as Corporate Citizenship, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets, the 2024 list represents participants that have measured well against key performance indicators (KPI). Findings included information and data gathered from an independent survey asking United States citizens about their perception of Univar Solutions and its results related to CSR and ESG.

"Receiving this recognition for a third consecutive year from Newsweek is a true accomplishment and shows a record of success as our teams work to deliver impressive results in connection with our environmental sustainability, social impact, and governance targets," said David Jukes, president and chief executive officer. "Every year we strive to get better and continue to lead our industry in many different ways. Our efforts include our recent decision to build and publish a robust Scope 3 roadmap through close collaboration with our supply chain for our near-term goal."

Spanning numerous industries, the honor of being part of Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies 2024 is a demonstration of Univar Solutions ongoing focus and achievements. Recent accomplishments for the Company include reducing absolute Scopes 1 and 2 emissions by 16.31 percent from its baseline1; reducing the global Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) 30 percent to 0.33 in 2022, compared to a baseline1 of 0.47; strengthening its sourcing activities by rolling out a Supplier Code of Conduct to new suppliers and hundreds of legacy suppliers in the United States, covering over 32.5 percent of its product suppliers (measured by spend2); while continuing to expand its sustainable product portfolio.

"I'm very pleased to see Univar Solutions being named on Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies for the third consecutive year, as it's our unwavering focus and our dedicated people across the Company that help make such a win possible," said Alexa Colin, general counsel and corporate secretary and executive ESG lead. "This achievement is yet another step forward as we work to consistently demonstrate our ability to deliver on our ambitious goals, which includes reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050."

View the entire list at: https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/americas-most-responsible-companies-2024

About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools, the Company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. While fulfilling its purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe, Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and focus on Growing Together. Learn more at www.univarsolutions.com.

1. Baseline for goals to 2025 is calculated from the average of 2019 and 2020 performance.
2. Baseline for goals to 2025. Measured by percent total direct product spend.

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