Top 10 Companies that Focus on “People” in their Triple Bottom Line

Last month Fortune Magazine released its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” which is based largely on employee surveys regarding their work environment.  It made me think of how often CSR focuses on the “planet” aspect of the triple bottom line and perhaps not the “people” component.  However the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer found that “Employee Welfare” is one of the highest matters for corporate reputation trailing only product quality, honest business practices and “trust” as rated by over 5,000 people in 23 countries.  Is the proper treatment of employees the new “green” in building trust as a global company?  If so, meet the leaders of the pack.

According to FORTUNE’s Best Companies to Work for 2011 the following companies made the top 10:

  1. SAS
  2. Boston Consulting Group
  3. Wegmans Food Market
  4. Google
  5. NetApp
  7. Camden Property Trust
  8. Nugget Market
  9. Recreational Equipment (REI)
  10. Dreamworks Animation SKG

The complete list of best companies to work for can be found via

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Written by Emily DeMasi

Emily McKinin DeMasi is a 2011 MBA/ MA Public Policy candidate and Peace Corps Fellow at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her thesis work concerns Corporate Social Responsibility in the United States. She also works as a Research Fellow at Bridgeway Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in downtown Pittsburgh. Emily has worked as an Associate in a Private Equity Placement Firm in NY and as a Water and Sanitation Volunteer in Ivory Coast, West Africa. She hopes to combine her business background with her passion for development and inspire others in the fields of Sustainability and CSR.


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