Johnson Controls Tops CR’s Best Corporate Citizen List

by | Mar 3, 2011

Johnson Controls, Campbell Soup, IBM, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Mattel are the top five companies in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2011 “100 Best Corporate Citizens List.”

Overall performance improved among the 100 Best by some 5 percent over last year. Equally revealing, 3-year average returns to shareholders of the 100 Best outpaced the S&P average by more than 4 percent. The research behind the CR Magazine rankings is conducted by IW Financial.

You can see last year’s awards here: and the 2009 list at

The “100 Best List” documents more than 320 data points of disclosure—harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.

Looking only at the Environmental Category, the top 10 companies are:
1. IBM
2. Johnson Controls
3. Baxter
4. Intel
5. HP
6. Lexmark
7. Johnson & Johnson
8. Kimberly Clark
9. Texas Instruments
10. Abbott Laboratories

Here are the top 10 in the Climate Change Category:
1. IBM
2. Johnson Controls
3. Campbell Soup
4. Exelon
5. DuPont
6. Procter & Gamble
7. Clorox
8. Lexmark
9. Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold
10…for some reason there isn’t a number 10, but Alcoa is number 11.

Download the entire 2011 list here.

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