Sunday, 8 March 2009

IBM Leads Corporate Citizens List

CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer) magazine has published its 10th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.

IBM is third overall and the leading IT company, although not far ahead of HP (5th) and Cisco (6th) with Intel the next IT player, coming in at 13th. The same four companies led the list last year, but in a different order - Intel headed the list for all companies, with Cisco in 14th place, Sun (19th) and IBM (21st). Full details of the list are here.

The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index (a US stock market index of US stocks) in seven areas; environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance. (Last year there was also a 'lobbying' category).

Changes in methodology may account for some differences in 2009 rankings, but apparently the methodology used to compile this year’s list was debated and voted on in open session at the CRO Conference in Chicago last October.

Note that the list is based on publicly available information - another reason for making corporate green activities transparent and public.



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