Top 50 socially responsible corporations

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Macleans.ca – 2011/06/09/better-business – These companies are making corporate social responsibility a key part of the business plan
Thursday, June 9, 2011.   by Jantzi-Sustainalytics

3M

adidas Group

Bank of Montreal

BCE Inc.

Best Buy Co., Inc.

BMW

Bombardier, Inc.

Brookfield Office Properties Inc.

Campbell Soup

Canadian National Railway Co.

Cascades Paper

Catalyst Paper

Danone

Dell

Ford Motor Company

Gap Inc.

General Electric

Gildan Activewear

H.J. Heinz

H&M (Hennes & Mauritz AB)

Hewlett-Packard

IAMGOLD

IBM

ING Group

Intel Corporation

Kellogg’s

Kinross

L’Oreal SA

Loblaw Companies Limited

McDonald’s Corp.

Merck

Nexen Inc.

Nike

Nokia

PepsiCo

Philips Electronics

Procter & Gamble Co.

Rona Inc.

Royal Bank of Canada

Scotiabank

Starbucks Corp.

Sony Corp.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Talisman Energy Inc.

TD Bank Group

Telus Corp.

TransAlta

Transcontinental Inc.

Volkswagen

Zara (Industria de Diseno Textil, S.A.)

By Jantzi-Sustainalytic analysts Annie White, Dayna Linley, Emily Joldersma, Gurneesh Bhandal, Heather Lang, Irene Sosa, Matthew Barg, Melissa Chase, Rohan Padhye, Sarah Smith, Sheila Oviedo, Stephanie LeNguyen and Zachary Paris

Methodology: The Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies in Canada were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indicators tracked by Jantzi-Sustainalytics. The companies selected rank at the top of their respective peer groups in Jantzi-Sustainalytics’ Global Platform. These companies have demonstrated strong performance in areas such as environmental initiatives, impact on local communities, treatment of employees and supply-chain management. Some are notable for their development of products or services that contribute directly to sustainability.

Each of the companies featured is either Canadian-listed or a wholly owned subsidiary of a foreign-listed company with significant operations or brand presence in Canada. Each of the companies has a significant market capitalization or brand presence in Canada and is featured on at least one of the following lists: the ROB Top 1000, the ROB Top 350, or Interbrand’s Best Canadian or Best Global Brands lists. Given that Canadian subsidiaries of foreign companies are inextricably linked to their parent companies, the evaluation is based on the performance of the foreign corporate entities.

Jantzi-Sustainalytics’s research process includes a thorough examination of company documents, media sources, online databases, government sources and NGO research, as well as direct communication with key stakeholders. Analysts use a Best-of-Sector™ methodology to compare companies within a given peer group to industry best practices.

Jantzi-Sustainalytics’s research is used by some of the world’s largest institutional and individual investors who consider environmental, social and governance performance, in addition to financial performance, in the management of their investments.

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