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CR Magazine Reveals 18th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

CR Magazine Reveals 18th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

Published 04-20-17

Submitted by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today its 18th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, recognizing the standout corporate responsibility and sustainability performance of public companies across the United States. 

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 260 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 & community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index.

Additionally, some interesting statistics from this year’s list include:

  • 38 companies rose an average of 15 ranks.

  • 15 companies in the top 100 fell an average of 14 ranks.

  • The average rank increase for the Top 10 was 12 places.

  • 13 companies are new to the list in 2017 that were not on the 2016 list.

The top ten on the 2017 list include (in rank order, from first to tenth): Hasbro, Inc., Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., Altria Group, Inc., Campbell Soup Co., Cisco Systems Inc., Accenture, Hormel Foods, Lockheed Martin Corp., and Ecolab.  

CR Magazine is proud to present the only ranking list that doesn’t rely on self-reporting,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. “Each year, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List measures the success of the corporate responsibility movement by celebrating the most successful, most transparent companies who report on their responsible practices. We congratulate those honored on this year’s list for their commitment to corporate responsibility.”

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

CR Magazine thanks the premium sponsors of the video announcement: Abbott Laboratories, Altria Group, Cigna, DXC Technology (formerly CSC), Hormel Foods, and Lockheed Martin Corp.

For more information, please contact Bill Lange of SharedXpertise at 610-606-9529 or

About Corporate Responsibility Magazine:

SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (, 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 Association (, are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens 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 260 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA).

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