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Apple among the ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2018’

Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazinehas announced today its 19th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, recognizing the “standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of public companies across the U.S.” Apple makes the list, in 90th place and moving up two spots from 2017.

Microsoft tops the ranking, followed by Accenture, Owens Corning, Intel and Hasbro. Fifteen companies are new to the list in 2018. The biggest gainers include Becton, Dickinson; IBM; Owens Corning and Biogen.

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

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list documents 260 ESG 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 and research is conducted by ISS Corporate Solutions.  There’s no fee for companies to be assessed.

Companies listed on the Russell 1000 are analyzed using publicly available records from their websites, annual reports, shareholder calls, media interviews, NGOs and government documents. The analysis includes 260 data points on environmental, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy, and financial performance.  As a result, companies are rated on what information they disclose, as well as how much they disclose. To compile this ranking, data is obtained from public records and not from private self-reports to the analysts.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.