September 7, 2017
Each year the magazine Fortune ranks 50 leading companies worldwide that are innovating to solve the world’s biggest challenges through core profit-making strategy and operations. Building on the concept of shared value, the list recognizes companies not for their philanthropy, corporate social responsibility (CSR), or other “business-as-usual” approaches, but for innovative activities that create material business value while contributing to societal impact.
The three essential criteria are:
“We are very honored to receive this recognition. For years, Yara has worked systematically to both increase food security and limit emissions, and this is an integrated part of our business model. A crucial part of this strategy is to work across sectors, with public partners, NGOs and other companies. In Africa, we have also expanded our efforts, supporting smallholder farmers to gain access to markets for their produce,” says Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara International.
Other companies on the list include Apple and Johnson & Johnson. See the full list on fortune.com.
Among the reasons for including Yara on the list are: