Our annual chronicle of transparency and accountability includes more than 25 companies that were not on last year’s list.
By The Editors
What follows is CR Magazine’s 14th annual recognition of the standout performers among public companies across the United States. Representatives from the final list joined Newark Mayor Cory Booker for the unveiling at the New York Stock Exchange in April.
The 100 Best List documents 298 data points of disclosure and performance measures—harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. The list is drawn from an involuntary audit of companies on the Russell 1000 Index.
“We are pleased to honor the companies on this year’s Best List, as they represent a tried and true standard of transparency within the Russell 1000,” said Dirk Olin, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of CR Magazine. “Across environmental, economic, and social values, these firms continue to set the bar high for organizations in the United States.”
Additionally some interesting statistics from this year’s list include:
• 26 companies are on the 2013 list that were not on the 2012
list; up from 22 in 2012 and 17 in 2011 that were not on the list in the prior year
• 11 companies have appeared on the list every year since 2007
• 32 companies rose in ranking in 2013 an average of 20 ranks;
41 companies rose an average of 17 ranks in 2012
“The publication of CR Magazine’s 14th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, shines a spotlight on companies with a strong commitment to transparency and responsible practices,” added Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. “Each year we are pleased to witness the growing commitment by corporations in an effort to improve their performance. As part of our commitment, we will be offering advanced workshops on transparency and CR practices at our annual COMMIT!Forum in New York, October 8th and 9th to help ensure continued growth in this area during 2014.”