The annual “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” list has a distinct Triangle flavor to it. Biogen is No. 1.
Also cracking the list are Novozymes, Lenovo, Cisco and EMC.
Canada-based Corporate Knights, a Canada-based media and investment advisory company, compiles the annual list based on multiple screens, including a lengthy list of “key performance indicators” linked to sustainability.
Biogen, which has some 1,300 employees at its RTP operations, received a score of 73.5 percent.
Novozymes ranked 43rd.
Cisco placed 69th.
Lenovo came in 73rd.
And EMC placed 99th.
All the firms have large operations in the Triangle.
The top 10:
1 Biogen Idec United States Biotechnology 73.5%
2 Allergan United States Pharmaceuticals 72.8%
3 Adidas Germany Textiles. Apparel & Luxury Goods 72.6%
4 Keppel Land Singapore Real Estate Management & Development 71.3%
5 Kesko Finland Food & Staples Retailing 70.0%
6 Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) Germany Automobiles 69.2%
7 Reckitt Benckiser Group United Kingdom Household Products 68.8%
8 Centrica United Kingdom Multi-Utilities 68.5%
9 Schneider Electric France Electrical Equipment 68.4%
10 Danske Bank Denmark Banks 68.4%
Key performance indicators:
- Energy productivity
- Carbon productivity
- Water productivity
- Waste productivity
- Innovation capacity
- Percentage tax paid
- CEO to average worker pay
- Pension fund status
- Safety performance
- Employee turnover
- Leadership diversity
- Clean capitalism pay link
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