Chr. Hansen is officially “world’s most sustainable company”
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Chr. Hansen is officially “world’s most sustainable company”

If you’ve been following the news (and this newsfeed) lately, you will probably have noticed that the importance of sustainability keeps ramping up. There are three obvious reasons for this: first, the planet continues to experience climate change, which sustainable practises can help address. Second, the science behind sustainability is getting better and better – meaning sustainable solutions are increasingly becoming cost-saving for businesses that want to use fewer resources. And third, consumers (and particularly millennial consumers and younger) are more aware than ever of the plight of the planet – and they’re exercising their pricing power to punish brands that don’t share their values. For all of these reasons, it’s great news for Danish bioscience firm that its been named the world’s most sustainable company at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Chr. Hansen’s share price has appreciated by 3% over the first three weeks of 2019

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Source: Yahoo Finance

Chr. Hansen, which was named most sustainable company in the world just yesterday, is a model of sustainable practise. The 145-year old company finished top of Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index, and an impressive 82% of its revenue directly supports the UN’s global goals. The company works to innovate “good” bacteria and enzymes which can naturally preserve food, protect plants and reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture. Hansen wasn’t the only name on the list Dominion investors will also recognise Kering, the luxury giant that’s taking a stand to promote sustainability in its sector.

Mauricio Graber, Hansen’s CEO, said: “We are extremely proud and humble to receive this amazing honour. Chr Hansen is dedicated to promoting a wider adoption of natural solutions, and we are truly proud of products that are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day. Having a global reach like that is indeed a great responsibility as well as an opportunity to make a positive difference for people, animals and plants. We are fortunate to have customers all over the world who are with us on this journey – determined to promote sustainable and natural products to the end-user.


Dominion holds Chr. Hansen in its Global Trends Managed Fund.

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