Unilever ranked No. 1 most respected FMCG company


Unilever Sri Lanka has been ranked the Number 1 Most Respected FMCG company in the country in LMD’s Most Respected Entities publication for 2022. This marks the 17th consecutive time that Unilever has been ranked in the list, moving four places up from 2021 to claim the overall 6th position from over 100 varying companies. Unilever was also declared the Sector Winner, in both the ‘Consumer Products’ and ‘Multinational’ categories yet again, maintaining its winning streak.

The company also emerged as the highest rated FMCG company to appear in LMD’s Top 12 performance measures/indicators for awarding the rankings, namely: ‘Financial Performance’, ‘Quality Consciousness’, ‘Management Profile’,‘Honesty’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Dynamism’, ‘Corporate Culture’, ‘CSR & Sustainability’, ‘Vision’, ‘National Perspective’, ‘HR & People Management’ and ‘Crisis Management’.

Sharing her comments on the recognition, Hajar Alafifi, Chairperson and MD, Unilever Sri Lanka said,“It is truly a proud and honourable moment for us to be ranked as Sri Lanka’s Most Respected FMCG company once again, and more so for the 17th consecutive time of being recognised by the people of Sri Lanka. This underscores the positive impact we have made in the lives of Sri Lankans across the years, through our purposeful brands, our corporate vision to make sustainable living commonplace, and the unwavering commitment of our people towards integrity and excellence in all that we do. We also offer our heartfelt appreciation to LMD and its management for creating a platform to encourage and recognise good corporate conduct across the economy, society and the environment.”

The ‘Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka’ ranking is based on an annual survey conceptualised by Sri Lanka’s leading business magazine – LMD and conducted by NielsenIQ. This year’s survey covered the opinions of 800 respondents from listed companies in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), in LMD’s Top 100 list (2020/21) and in the Brands Annual 2021 list. The final rankings were based on the total sum of value of the weighted scores for each company.