International. Newell Brands has been named to Fortune's 2022 List of the World's Most Admired Companies, ranking among the top six companies in the home equipment and furniture industry category and 224 overall on the list. The list is the most respected ranking on corporate reputation.
"Newell Brands is proud to be named by Fortune as the most admired company and recognized for the strength of our brands and commitment to operational excellence," said Ravi Saligram, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newell Brands. "Congratulations to our 32,000 employees whose dedication to creating value for stakeholders and living our values every day made this achievement possible!"
Newell also mentioned the recognitions received in the last year:
- Newsweek America's Most Responsible Companies - 2022
- The Wall Street Journal's Management 250 Best Managed Companies - 2021
- Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index - 2021 and 2022
- Forbes' Best Women's Friendly Companies - 2021
- Forbes Best Employers for Diversity - 2021
Newell Brands is making significant progress on its recovery journey. After several years of decline, the company has grown again by improving brand positioning, strengthening the muscle of marketing and innovation, leveraging consumer insights and forecasts, and capitalizing on consumer trends. Newell Brands has a new operating model of innovation and has launched several new products including Sharpie® S-Gel, Foodsaver® VS3000 and Mr. Coffee® Iced™ and Hot Coffee Maker and Mr. Coffee ® Frappe™.
In 2021, Newell Brands implemented several initiatives to distinguish it as the employer of choice and best-in-class partner, including Project Bedrock, an effort to attract and retain talent and enhance work experience at the company's manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. The company also launched Project Ovid, an initiative to transform its supply chain operating model in the U.S., deliver omnichannel solutions, and improve the end-to-end customer experience as consumers increasingly demand omnichannel shopping experiences. In addition, in 2021, Newell Brands launched an internal mobility platform, a mental wellness tool that offers cognitive behavioral therapy, and new employee resource pools and talent development programs.
These initiatives, along with a commitment to being an incredible place for employees to work, grow and thrive, contributed to Newell's achieving these prestigious recognitions.