CR: Top 10 Corporate Citizens for 2012

Corporate Responsibility magazine recently released its list of “100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2012.”

CR compiles the annual list by reviewing company performance in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, corporate governance, philanthropy and finance. The report analyzes corporate data collected from sources including the Environmental Protection Agency, Governance Metrics International, Morningstar, The Foundation Center and the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) grabbed the top spot this year, jumping from fourth place. Here’s a look at the rest of CR’s Top 10 Corporate Citizens:

  1. Bristol-Myers Squibb
  3. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)
  4. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)
  5. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI)
  6. Accenture (NYSE:ACN)
  7. Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE)
  8. Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB)
  9. Nike (NYSE:NKE)
  10. Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX)

IBM ranked first in the environment category, followed by Johnson Controls, Intel and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ).

Only one of the five most climate change-aware companies — Spectra, at second — was in the overall top 10. The other leading companies in that category were UPS (NYSE:UPS), PG&E (NYSE:PCG), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Eaton Corp (NYSE:ETN). IBM was ranked sixth in climate change awareness.

This year’s list showed some movement from 2011. In addition to Bristol’s jump from fourth to first, IBM stepped up from third and Johnson Controls slipped from first place to fourth.

The rest of the CR list, and a complete breakdown of the category rankings, can be viewed here.

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