External Recognition


  • Ranked No. 6 among the “Global Most Admired Companies”
  • Ranked No. 2 among “Top Companies for Leaders”
  • Consistent No.1 ranking within industry on “Most Admired” list for 25 of 26 total years and for 13 years in a row


  • Ranked No.3 on the “World’s Most Respected Companies List”

Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Ranked No.12 among the “World’s Most Innovative Companies”

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

  • Named to the list of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, with top rankings from 2000–2010
  • Ranked No.13 among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

IGD Environmental Sustainability Award

  • Awarded for our Ariel Excel Gel innovation and Future Friendly environmental campaign

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers UK

  • Ranked No.1 in two of our core areas of operation; Sales & Marketing – a position we have held for 9 of the last 10 years
  • Ranked No.12 as “most desirable companies to work for in the UK”