EDISON, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today its 14th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, recognizing the standout performance of public companies across the United States. Representatives from the final list participated in a key-note speaker address featuring Newark Mayor Cory Booker as well as the ringing of the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
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 ranks 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, 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 top ten on the 2013 list include (in rank order): AT&T, Mattel Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Eaton Corp., Intel Corp., Gap Inc., Hasbro Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., Campbell Soup Co., Coca-Cola Enterprise Inc.
"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."
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
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 Officers Association (www.croassociation.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 298 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by a Ratings and Rankings Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA).
SOURCE Corporate Responsibility Magazine