California businesses make up 33 percent of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 16th annual list of “100 Best Corporate Citizens.”We can also happily report that more than 20 of the ranked businesses are located in the 4th Board of Equalization district. These businesses serve as golden models for corporate responsibility.
The companies that made the list were given an overall ranking on the list, but also were ranked in seven categories: climate change, corporate governance, employee relations, environment, financial performance, human rights, and philanthropy. Fifteen out of the twenty-five companies in the district are in the top fifty percentile.
1. Microsoft Corporation: Ranked first in philanthropy and human rights; ranked second in environment. (Irvine/ San Diego)
3. Johnson & Johnson: Ranked third in employee relations. (Irvine)
16. AT&T, Inc.: Ranked ninth in human rights and 10th in climate change (Irvine 16).
21. Southwest Airlines Co.: Ranked second in financial. (San Diego)
28. United Parcel Service, Inc.: Ranked fourth in climate change. (Irvine/ orange)
30. 3M Co.: Ranked 34th in environment and 35th in human rights. (Irvine, Riverside)
31. International Business Machines: Ranked first in climate change, second in human rights and philanthropy, fourth in environment. (San Diego)
32. Walt Disney Co.: Ranked eighth in employee relations. (Irvine)
33. Cisco Systems, Inc.: Ranked second in human rights and 10th in employee relations. (Irvine)
38. Nike, Inc.: Ranked 39th in employee relations and corporate governance. (Irvine)
42. Mattel, Inc.: Ranked 25th in human rights. (San Bernardino)
43. FedEx Corp: Ranked 27th in philanthropy (San Diego).
44. Hormel Foods Corp.: Ranked ninth in human rights. (Orange)
48. Accenture plc: Ranked 13th in philanthropy and 21st in climate change. (Riverside)
49. General Electric Co.: Ranked second in human rights. (San Diego)
54. Waste Management, Inc.: Ranked 28th in employee relations and 34th in climate change. (Orange)
55. PepsiCo Inc.: Ranked ninth in human rights. (San Diego)
69. International Paper Co.: Ranked 64th in human rights.. (Irvine / Riverside)
72. Chevron Corp.: Ranked 32nd in climate change and 35th in human rights. (Orange)
74. Allstate Corp.: Ranked 42nd in employee relations and 43rd in financial performance. (Riverside)
75. Target Corp.: Ranked 30th in employee relations and 35th in human rights. (San Diego)
78. Sempra Energy: Ranked 27th in employee relations. (Irvine)
86. Cigna Corp.: Ranked 71st in corporate governance and 88th in financial performance. (Irvine/ Riverside/ San Diego)
89. Verizon Communications: Ranked 18th in philanthropy and 25th in human rights. (Irvine/ Riverside/ San Diego)
92. Exxon Mobil Corp.: Ranked 48th in employee relations and climate change. (Irvine)
The full report can be found at Corporate Responsibility Magazine.