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”

Local External Recognition
African Brand Leadership Awards 2011

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’

Employer of Choice 2011
Conglomerate Employer- of-Choice
National Association of Nigerian
Students (NANS)

Most Valuable Employer of Labour.

CSR Nigeria Award
Most Endorsed Consumer Package
Goods Company