External Recognition

Deloitte Best Company to Work for 2013 Awards


African Brand Leadership Awards 2011 - Nigeria

Africa’s Best Company in Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year


SERA Award (Social Enterprise Report and Awards)

  • Best Company in Community
  • Involvement and Development (involving interventions covering the MDG’s): Child Focused CSR.
  • (Also finalist in categories including the ‘Best Company in Labour Practices’ and ‘Best Company in Health’)
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Employer of Choice 2011

  • Conglomerate Employer- of-Choice
  • National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)
  • Most Valuable Employer of Labour.
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CSR Nigeria Award

  • Most Endorsed Consumer Package Goods Company

Top Women Awards- South Africa

  • Best Women Empowerment Community Programme Award Finalist

Gender Mainstreaming Awards - South Africa

  • Investing in Young Women Award Second Place

American Chamber of Commerce- South Africa

  • Awarded Gold in the Stars of Africa CSI Awards – Gold


  • 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”