Who’s saying what? Mentions of environmental sustainability in consumer industry filings halved in Q3 2022

By Michael Goodier

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An analysis of filings in the consumer-goods industry shows the number of times environmental sustainability was mentioned in the third quarter fell.

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There was a 50% drop in the mentions of environmental sustainability in the filings of consumer goods companies in the third quarter of 2022, compared with the previous quarter, according to analysis by GlobalData. 

However, environmental sustainability was one of the most frequently referenced themes in the quarter, ranking highest in terms of mentions, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Social Responsibility in Consumer – Filings Trends in Q3 2022.

Diageo, home to brands including Johnnie Walker and Guinness, accounted for the highest share of the mentions, GlobalData’s study, which analysed more than 660 filings, showed. 

Four major businesses with interests in food – PepsiCo, Japan’s Ajinomoto, meat giant JBS and Unilever’s Indonesian arm – followed the spirits group in the list of the companies that topped the league table of mentions.

GlobalData’s analytics also applies sentiment weight to sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for environmental sustainability in the third quarter of 2022 was 110.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research and analysis used to produce this article. 

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics uses machine learning to uncover key insights and track sentiment across millions of regulatory filings and other corporate disclosures for thousands of companies across the world’s largest industries.