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Qualcomm Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021

Published 05-18-21

Submitted by Qualcomm Inc.

May 18, 2021 /CSRwire/ - 3BL Media has named Qualcomm (QCOM) to its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies. This year, Qualcomm ranked #2 in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment industry, and #28 overall.

“We are excited to be listed on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021 list by 3BL Media, said Angela Baker, Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Qualcomm. “We are committed to empowering people, transforming communities, and protecting the planet. This award helps to reaffirm our continued efforts.” 

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 146 ESG transparency and performance factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance.

Using a methodology developed by 3BL Media, all Russell 1000 Index companies are researched by ISS ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. There is no fee for companies to be included in 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

To compile the ranking, corporate data and information is obtained from publicly available sources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Companies have the option to verify data collected for the ranking at no cost. Data and information used in the 2021 edition of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is from March 13, 2020 to March 19, 2021.

“Achieving the transformational targets in the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals in this decade requires all companies truly embed ESG issues into the core of their business,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media. “The best corporate citizens of 2021 are answering the call by demonstrating the societal and bottom-line value of leadership and transparency around ESG topics. They are setting ambitious goals, outlining robust strategies for achieving them, disclosing data to measure progress, and accounting for all stakeholders in business decisions.”

Other recent awards by Qualcomm include:

  • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index: 2021
  • Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies: 2021, 2020
  • Fortune, Change the World List: 2020, 2019
  • Fast Company, Most Innovative Companies: 2020, 2019
  • Forbes, World’s Best Employers: 2020, 2019
  • Fortune, World’s Most Admired Companies: 2020, 2019
  • See full list of awards here

For access to the complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021 ranking and methodology visit: https://100best.3blmedia.com/

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G.  When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business. Learn more here.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens debuted in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine and appeared annually in Corporate Responsibility Magazine for many years. 3BL Media has managed the ranking since 2018. To compile the ranking, each company in the Russell 1000 Index is ranked according to its transparency and performance on 146 environmental, social and governance factors.

About 3BL Media
3BL Media delivers purpose-driven communications for the world’s leading companies. Our unrivaled distribution, leadership and editorial platforms inspire and support global sustainable business. Learn more here.

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