Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) announced today its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.
Owens Corning tops the ranking, followed by Intel, General Mills, Campbell Soup and HP Inc. Twenty-seven companies are new to the ranking in 2019 including Allstate, Delta Airlines and Mondelez International. Biggest gainers include Ball Corp., CBRE, Ford and Xylem, Inc.
See the Complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2019 Ranking Here
“U.S. corporate leadership matters more than ever to drive progress despite government gridlock around environmental and social topics like climate change,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, which publishes CR Magazine. “CR Magazine is proud to celebrate 20 years of advancing ESG transparency and performance through the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Each year, we measure the increasingly competitive progress of brands on ESG topics. Transparency and public commitments make corporate responsibility and sustainability programs stronger. We congratulate those honored on this year’s ranking for their commitment to the triple bottom line.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking uses 134 total corporate disclosure and performance factors in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights and stakeholders and society.
100 Best Corporate Citizens rank the Russell 1000 Index and research is conducted by ISS-ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. There is no fee for companies to be assessed.
To compile this ranking, information is obtained from publicly available resources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Companies have the option to verify data collected for the ranking at no cost.
“Companies on our 2019 ranking have something in common beyond what they disclose,” explains Mary Mazzoni, managing editor of CR Magazine. “They don’t measure success solely by gallons of water saved or tons of emissions avoided. They’re also leveraging their expertise to help make the world a better place.”