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Motorola Solutions Named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Submitted by: Motorola Solutions

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 – 07:00 AM EST


Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has been named to the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations. In preparing the Global 100 list, media and investment research company Corporate Knights evaluated approximately 4,000 mid- and large-cap stocks based on publicly available information covering resource, employee and financial management.

Motorola Solutions is ranked No. 59 on the Global 100 and is one of only 10 U.S. companies to earn a spot on the list this year.


  • Recognized as the world’s most credible corporate sustainability ranking, the Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on six continents.
  • In aggregate, the Global 100 had revenues of $3 trillion (roughly 4.5 percent of global GDP) and a workforce of nearly 5.3 million in 2011.
  • The Global 100 uses a two-step methodology based on 2011 data. First, companies were screened according to their sustainability disclosure practices, financial health, product types and recent legal payouts. Remaining companies were then scored, relative to their same-sector peers, on a set of key performance indicators (KPIs). A different suite of KPIs was used for companies in each industry, depending on recent reporting trends in each industry group.


  • In July 2011, Motorola Solutions helped initiate the Solutions for Hope project, a closed-pipe system of mining conflict-free tantalum from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • About 20 percent of the electricity Motorola Solutions purchased globally in 2011 was from renewable sources. The company’s goal is to increase its global use of electricity from renewable sources to 30 percent by 2020.
  • In 2011, employees conducted more than 240,000 hours of meetings online, helping to reduce the need to travel, saving both costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The company’s global recycling rate was 73 percent in 2011.
  • In 2011, the Motorola Solutions Foundation donated more than $23 million in cash and products, focusing on education, public safety and disaster relief.
  • In 2012, Newsweek ranked Motorola Solutions No. 20 on its U.S. Green Rankings, and CR Magazine ranked the company No. 77 on its 100 Best Corporate CitizensTM list.
  • Motorola Solutions is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index.


Jodi Shapiro, vice president, environment, health and safety, Motorola Solutions

“Motorola Solutions is proud of its strong corporate responsibility programs and performance, and being named to the Global 100 confirms the excellent work of our employees across the globe. We are committed to our purpose – to help people be their best in the moments that matter – to benefit our customers, our suppliers, our employees, our shareholders and the community at large.” 


Website: Global 100
Website: Corporate Responsibility at Motorola Solutions
Twitter: @MotoSolutions

About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our media center or subscribe to our news feed.

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