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CR Magazine Reveals 15th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today its 15th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, recognizing the standout performance of public companies across the United States. 

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens 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're pleased to honor the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for meeting the highest commitment to the programming and transparency necessary to lead the business community in the area of responsible corporate practices," said Bill Hatton, Editor-in-Chief of CR Magazine.

Additionally some interesting statistics from this year's list include:

  • 23 companies are on the 2014 list that were not on the 2013 list
  • 17 companies have been on the list every year since 2008
  • 33 companies rose an average of 20 ranks
  • 42 companies fell an average of 17 ranks

The top ten on the 2014 list include (in rank order): Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Johnson & Johnson, Gap Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Mattel Inc., Weyerhaeuser Co., Ecolab, Inc., Intel Corp., Coca-Cola Co., and Walt Disney Co.

"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 8-9, to help ensure continued growth in this area 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/

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

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