Awards and achievements Prize-winning sustainable value creation

ABB continues to be recognized around the globe for its work towards a more productive, sustainable future

External accreditation

External recognition

  • 2020 Corporate Knights Global 100 Index
  • 2020 FTSE4Good Index Series
  • 2020 EcoVadis Platinum
  • 2020 Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global
  • 2020 Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe
  • 2021 ISS ESG Prime Status

Leading technology

  • ABB Smart Buildings won three prestigious Red Dot Awards for outstanding design: for the RoomTouch® device, the IP touch 7” visualization panel, and the ABB-free@home® app
  • ABB Smart Buildings won a prestigious German Design Award for the IP touch 7” visualization panel
  • ABB’s Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium motors won a Silver in the HVAC/R Systems & Equip­ment category of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s Products of the Year awards
  • ABB Electrification was presented with four prizes at the 2020 China Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Market Seminar
  • The new all-electric Maid of the Mist vessels for touring Niagara Falls, which run on a comprehensive integrated power and propulsion solution supplied by ABB Marine & Ports, were named “Boat of the Year” by the American Ship Review
  • ABB was included in the Clarivate list of Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2020, which recognizes companies and institutions that contribute new ideas, solve problems and create new economic value.
  • ABB was presented with seven awards in five different categories at the China Automation Industry Annual Conference 2020
  • ABB’s Large Motors division’s wind generator technology won Technology of the Year Award in the generator category at the 2020 India Wind Energy Forum

Responsible operations

  • ABB received an "A-" at the Leadership Level for its 2020 CDP Climate Change disclosure
  • ABB ranked No. 4 in the most sustainable Swiss companies ranking 2020 in Handelszeitung newspaper
  • ABB was selected as a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series, marking the 20th consecutive year of recognition for its sustainability performance
  • ABB’s Office of Finance won a Vetana Research Digital Leadership Award
  • ABB India’s power distribution products factory in Nashik received Gold certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
  • At the Elmässan trade show in Sweden, ABB Electrification won the Best Electricity News award for its use of recycled plastic packing for the manufacture of electrical installation boxes
  • ABB Electrification in China won the 2020 China Finance Summit Corporate Social Responsibility Model award
  • In the United States, ABB received the South Carolina 2020 Safety Award from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
  • ABB’s site in Nogales, Mexico, received a state-level Green Industry certification and a federal Clean Industry certification
  • 65% of our manufacturing and service sites are covered by a certified environmental management system (ISO 14001 or equivalent)
  • 74% of our employees at manufacturing or service sites are covered by a certified occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18000 or equivalent)

Responsible relationships

  • ABB Finland named as second-most attractive employer by engineering students in Finland’s Most Attractive Employers Report 2020, released by Universum
  • ABB named as second-most attractive employer by engineering students in Switzerland’s Most Attractive Employers Report 2020, released by Universum
  • ABB ranked in the Top 20 US Talent Communications Rankings for 2020
  • ABB Canada was recognized by The Electro-Federation Canada for its commitment to the Young Professionals Network
  • ABB India won three different awards from Working Mother & Avtar and People Konnect for its diversity and inclusion initiatives 
  • ABB Italy was ranked among the best employers in Italy by Corriere della Sera
  • ABB Estonia named a Family-friendly Employer by the Ministry of Social Affairs
  • In Mexico, ABB’s Nogales site received a federal Inclusive Company certification and its Matamoros site received a federal Family-responsible Company certification