Unilever CEO awarded top WWF honour
Paul Polman, centre, receives his award from Jim Leape, WWF International Director General, and Yolanda Kakabadse, WWF International President
Paul Polman, CEO of global consumer group Unilever, has been recognised by WWF for his global leadership in making sustainability a key issue within the global retail sector. Awarded the 2013 WWF Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal at a function in Geneva in November, Polman said “Unilever and WWF have a long history of working together on transformational projects and I have been proud to build on that relationship during my time as CEO”. Under his leadership, Polman took the lead to reduce Unilever’s environmental impact and he has demonstrated that corporate leaders can be part of the solution to environmental challenges. This is the first time the medal, awarded annually since 1970, has gone to the sitting CEO of a major multinational.
Original article posted: 29.11.13 Updated: 17.04.14