Voices of Sustainable Innovation

Insights from the companies featured in
Exploring the Sustainable Innovation Landscape: The Top 100 Companies and Beyond

Why Sustainability?

Sustainability isn't just a buzzword; it's a fundamental necessity for our planet's future. As the global community grapples with environmental challenges, companies focused on sustainable activities stand as beacons of hope.

They're not just businesses; they're pioneers, redefining success by harmonizing economic growth with environmental responsibility. These companies recognize that our planet's finite resources demand thoughtful stewardship.

Our report "Exploring the Global Sustainable Innovation Landscape: The Top 100 Companies and Beyond" introduces a novel approach to evaluate leading global companies' contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on patent data. Using the LexisNexis® PatentSight® Patent Asset Index, the report identifies companies with strong SDG-related patent portfolios, offering potential for significant advancements in sustainable technologies. The report analyzes trends in sustainable innovation and key contributing industries, featuring a Top 100 ranking of companies with remarkable SDG-focused patent portfolio strength.

Continue scrolling as we showcase several companies featured in our report that are paving the way to a more sustainable future.

Asahi KASEI - Rank #101

Stance on Sustainability

"Asahi KASEI is achieving the two mutually reinforcing aspects of sustainability, "contributing to sustainable society" and "enhancing sustainable growth of corporate value." Asahi Kasei contributes to sustainable society by providing solutions to the world's challenges through business development and innovation. Providing valuable solutions leads to high profitability, which enables the sustainable growth of corporate value."

Merck KGaA - Rank #31

Stance on Sustainability

"Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate strategy. Our ambition is to leverage science and technology to achieve lasting progress for mankind. For us, sustainable entrepreneurship and profitable growth go hand in hand. Through our business activities, we want to be economically successful and create value for society. In doing so, we are helping tackle the great challenges facing today’s world, such as disease, poverty, hunger, and climate change."

Siemens - Rank #27

Stance on Sustainability

"Sustainability is a key part of our strategy. It is deeply embedded in our business activities, investment decision-making and governance. This commitment is reflected in our DEGREE framework, a 360-degree view of Siemens’ ESG priorities."

Sumitomo Chemical - Rank #94

Stance on Sustainability

"We at the Sumitomo Chemical Group will continue to contribute to solving problems facing the global community and to contribute to improving the Quality of Life for people around the world in areas such as resources, energy, food, and the environment by capitalizing on our technological prowess and to seek to earn the greater trust of our business partners, shareholders, investors, communities where we work, and all other stakeholders."

Philips - Report #22

Stance on Sustainability

"As a purpose-driven company, we are conscious of our responsibility towards society and of the need to continue to embed sustainability ever deeper in the way we do business."

Quote from Chief ESG and Legal Officer

"With the release of the Global Leaders in Sustainable Innovation report, LexisNexis introduces a new standard of excellence for responsible and sustainable business. By objectively mapping patents to the SDGs and ranking SDG-related corporate patent portfolios by strength, [the report] identifies companies like ours that are building a healthier, prosperous, and more sustainable world." — Marnix van Ginneken

LG Electronics - Rank #13

Stance on Sustainability

"At LG Electronics, we believe we have a shared responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. Our commitment to sustainability ensures that we strive for minimal environmental impact while staying faithful to the values of our customers, business partners, employees and communities. LG’s environmental policy is divided into two areas of emphasis: pre-production and post-production. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gases in the pre- and post-production stages by 150,000 tons and 30,000,000 tons, respectively, by 2020.
LG’s reduction of greenhouse gases emitted during a product’s life cycle (including raw materials used in production, distribution, usage and disposal) will be carried out in stages."

Quote from President & CEO

“Now more than ever, the intersection of innovation and sustainability is creating opportunities for companies to make a difference in addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues. LG’s Better Life for All ESG mission builds on our longstanding role in the UN Global Compact and aligns with SDG initiatives driving positive impact for people, communities and the planet.” — Thomas Yoon

Ericsson - Rank #74

Stance on Sustainability

"We believe in a world where limitless connectivity improves lives, redefines business and pioneers a sustainable future. That's why sustainability and corporate responsibility are at the heart of everything we do."

Pfizer - Rank #61

Stance on Sustainability

"We recognize that environmental issues can result in profound societal and public health impacts. Our company purpose—Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives—guides our environmental sustainability priorities, with a focus on climate impact mitigation, conservation of resources, and the reduction of waste arising from our operations."

Nokia - Rank #92

Stance on Sustainability

"By helping the world act together, we can solve the world’s toughest challenges with our customers and partners. 
As a key enabler of the digital world, we strive to maximize our positive impact and reduce our footprint."

Boeing - Rank #29

Stance on Sustainability

"Boeing’s dedication to sustainability is rooted in our company values and our stakeholders’ expectations. It encompasses our focus on environmental stewardship, social progress, inclusion, and values-based, transparent governance."

About our Report

Supported by data analysis from industry-leading patent analytics solution LexisNexis® PatentSight®, “Exploring the Global Sustainable Innovation Landscape: The Top 100 Companies and Beyond” leverages a unique methodology that maps global patents to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), revealing which companies have the most innovative strength in sustainable technologies. 

The report features new insights into regional and market dynamics shaping sustainable intellectual property strategies, industry deep dives, and in-depth analysis on specific SDGs along with visualizations illustrating the SDG-relevant patent landscape. It also shows how corporations and governmental bodies can leverage patent analytics to accelerate sustainable innovation.