Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and Corporate citizenship
At NIQ, we aim to be a role model by managing key environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities across the value chain to positively impact communities and the environment and create sustainable growth.
People & Planet Program
We are continuously improving our culture of meaning and connection by inspiring employees to work together and to give back to our communities and environment through our People & Planet Program. There are four pillars of the program, including:
Deliver pioneering insights through NIQ data to increase access to nutritious food and support humanitarian initiatives to promote food equity.
Be transparent with all stakeholders on the climate-related impacts of company activities and commit to mitigating material climate-related risks.
Support initiatives that ensure all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all. Ensure women’s full and effective participation in the workforce.
People & Planet Day
Our annual People & Planet Day encourages employees to unite, connect, and give back to their local communities. In 2022, NIQ launched its first annual volunteer day, People & Planet Day, under the People & Planet program. On this day, more than 8,000 associates participated in 80+ countries, covering 413 volunteering activities, contributing over 33,000 hours. All volunteer activities were aligned to the 4 pillars under the program, and to the UN SDG’s.
of countries, we operate in participated on the first annual volunteer day
activities planned on the day and partnered with 276 external organization
donated bowls of rice, through the World Food Programme Freerice game
raised for donations across the globe, through fundraising activities
of the participants confirmed that this volunteer day is important to their employee experience at NIQ
of the participants confirmed that this event gave them a sense of belonging at NIQ.
ESG interim summary
NielsenIQ (NIQ) is an ambitious and dedicated company. We recognize and embrace our role to improve the life of every person, not only through our support of the suppliers of consumer goods and their retailers, but through our day-to-day actions amongst ourselves, our customers, our vendors and our communities.
This is the first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Summary issued by NielsenIQ (NIQ) following our acquisition by Advent International. The data and information presented in this summary primarily cover activities in 2021 and first half of 2022, unless otherwise noted.
Risk & Governance
“NIQ acknowledges that our planet and society face environmental and socio-economic issues. We firmly believe that our company can play an important role supporting a brighter future for all.”Myriam Vidalon, Chief Diversity, Talent, and Culture Officer
The NIQ Global Support Fund was created to help employees who are facing financial hardship during natural disasters, violence, or other trauma. The fund relies primarily on individual donations from employees along with support from NIQ. Every contribution matters and can provide an NIQ employee with needed help when they are facing the unexpected.
raised through the Global Support Fund for immediate responses to crisis
of grants attributed to recent global issues such as the pandemic and the Ukraine crisis
total donations raised under this support fund for employees since 2020
2022 CDP Disclosure Award
2021 EcoVadis Bronze Award
2023 CDP Disclosure Award
2021 EcoVadis Bronze Award