Published on March 8th, 2011 | by Emily DeMasi0
The 10 Best US Corporate Citizens
Corporate Responsibility Magazine recently released its 12th annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens List,” according to CSRwire.com’s press release. The list takes into account performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance. See which US companies are leading the pack in corporate citizenship:
- Johnson Controls Inc.
- Campbell Soup Co.
- International Business Machines Corp.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
- Mattel, Inc.
- 3M Co.
- Accenture plc
- Kimberly-Clark Corp.
- Hewlett-Packard Co.
- Nike, Inc.
It is interesting that in the weighting of the seven data categories that measure corporate citizenship, financial performance accounts for only 12.5% of the rating. This puts financial issues ahead of governance (9%) and philanthropy (7%) only, while environment and climate change represent 36% between them, employee relations represent 19.5% and human rights 16%.
The full methodology procedures and details are available via the Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO.com) press release.