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:

Food equity

Deliver pioneering insights through NIQ data to increase access to nutritious food and support humanitarian initiatives to promote food equity.

Climate justice

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.

Economic empowerment

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

Carbon verification

NIQ is proud to take the first step towards our commitment to decarbonization by measuring and verifying the carbon emissions for 2021

NIQ Global Support Fund
NIQ Global Support Fund

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

All Awards and Recognition
All Awards and Recognition

2022 CDP Disclosure Award  

2021 EcoVadis Bronze Award  

Bronze 2021 ecovadis sustainability rating

2023 CDP Disclosure Award  

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