Johnson & Johnson has secured a coveted spot in the top 10 of the 2017 edition of the world’s most sustainable companies ranking, Global 100, which is compiled every year by Corporate Knights. The personal and baby care company was listed in 8th position.

The Toronto-based research organization scores companies on 14 key criteria including management of resources, finances and employees to produce its Global 100 ranking.

Just two further cosmetics and personal care companies made the cut for the top 20 this year, with Henkel listed at number 15 and Brazil’s Natura ranking 19th.

Outside of the top 20, Iggesund Paperboard’s parent company the Holmen Group was named in 21st place, L’Oréal made 38th position, while Colgate-Palmolive came in 53rd and Reckitt Benckiser scored at number 76. Luxury goods company Kering was ranked 80th.

“We are both proud and pleased to be on the Global 100 list as one of the most sustainable companies in the world. Holmen has taken a focused approach to sustainability issues for many years now. Being recognised and ranked highly by leading analysts is an acknowledgement of this work,” says Lars Strömberg, Director of Sustainable and Environmental Affairs at Holmen.