Our 16th annual ranking of transparency, accountability and business performance
By The Editors
Corporate Responsibility Magazine is pleased to present our 16th annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. This year’s 100 Best List began with our research
team documenting 303 data points of disclosure and performance measurements for the entire Russell 1000. The data was gleaned from publicly available information and each company was ranked in seven categories:
• Climate Change
• Employee Relations
• Human rights
• Corporate governance
• Financial performance, and
More details on our methodology follow the List.
We offer the companies named to the 2015 100 Best List our congratulations. They delivered on their commitments to transparency and accountability in highly competitive industries.
As usual, we’ve had some turnover: 18 companies on the 2015 list were not on the 2014 list. That’s slightly less turnover than last year (23) and in the normal range we’ve experienced since beginning these rankings in 1999. We welcome the newcomers.
Additionally, some interesting statistics from this year’s list include:
• 35 companies rose an average of 19 ranks
• 45 companies fell an average of 17 ranks
• The average rank increase for the Top 100 was 25 places, and
• The average rank increase for the Top 10 was 9 places.
“CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens is the only ranking that doesn’t rely on self-reporting,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. “Each year, we measure the most transparent companies who report on their responsible practices. We congratulate those honored on this year’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for their commitment to corporate responsibility.”