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CR Magazine Reveals 16th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

04/20/2015

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 20, 2015) - Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today its 16th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, recognizing the standout performance of public companies across the United States.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 303 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 & community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index.

"Companies that make our list make a tremendous effort to learn and disclose how their businesses impact employees, communities, and the environment," said Bill Hatton, editor in chief of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. "They engage in a wide range of responsible business practices, and they do so while succeeding financially as businesses. They exemplify good corporate citizenship."

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
  • 18 companies new to the list
  • The average rank increase for the Top 100 was 25
  • The average rank increase for the Top 10 was 9

The top ten on the 2015 list include (in rank order): Microsoft Corporation, Hasbro, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Xerox Corp., Sigma-Aldrich Corp., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Intel Corp., Campbell Soup Co., Ecolab, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp.

"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."

Clark added, "As part of our commitment to CR, we will be offering advanced workshops on transparency and CR practices at our annual COMMIT!Forum in New York, October 21-22, to help ensure continued growth of these responsible practices during 2015."

CR Magazine is America's leading voice on corporate responsibility, providing case studies, analyzing best practices, and tracking trends in the five primary segments of CR: energy and the environment, risk management, governance and compliance, employee relations, and human rights.

For access to the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List visit http://www.thecro.com. We thank our generous video sponsors: FedEx, Johnson Controls, MetLife and PG&E.

For more information, please contact Bill Lange of SharedXpertise at 610-606-9529 or bill.lange@sharedxpertise.com.

About Corporate Responsibility Magazine:

SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (www.thecro.com), the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen's List, which has been ranked one of America's three most-important business rankings according to PR Week.

SharedXpertise alongside the Corporate Responsibility Association (www.corporateresponsibilityassociation.org) are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizen's List:

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to 303 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA).