OUR GREAT MINDS

    by Aaryn Lambert

    The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

    The Global 100 is an annual project initiated by Corporate Knights Inc., the company for clean capitalism. The Global 100 is the most extensive data-driven corporate sustainability assessment in existence, and inclusion is limited to a select group of the top 100 large-cap companies in the world. Launched in 2005, the annual Global 100 is announced each year during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    Below is the recently released Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list.

    Company Rank CO2
    Productivity
    Leadership
    DIVERSITY
    % Tax Paid Country
    Novo Nordisk A/s 1 $68,585 17.65% 80.45% Denmark
    Natura Cosmeticos S.a. 2 $284,661 0.00% 73.90% Brazil
    Statoil Asa 3 $6,508 40.00% 100.00% Norway
    Novozymes A/s 4 $4,229 18.75% 91.87% Denmark
    ASML Holding Nv 5 $70,094 15.38% 80.54% Netherlands
    BG Group Plc 6 $3,308 7.14% 99.83% United Kingdom
    Westpac Banking Corporation 7 $152,948 30.00% 100.00% Australia
    Vivendi S.a. 8 $129,114 33.33% 68.67% France
    Umicore S.a./n.v. 9 $24,360 20.00% 74.67% Belgium
    Norsk Hydro Asa 10 $4,520 33.33% 100.00% Norway
    Atlas Copco Ab 11 $83,790 35.71% 100.00% Sweden
    Sims Metal Management Limited 12 $21,884 0.00% 100.00% Australia
    Koninklijke Philips Electronics Nv 13 $55,334 11.11% 49.75% Netherlands
    Teliasonera Ab 14 $67,706 27.27% 61.30% Sweden
    Life Technologies Corp. 15 $36,793 8.33% 100.00% United States
    Credit Agricole Sa 16 23.81% 100.00% France
    Henkel AG & Co. KGaA 17 $27,795 31.25% 79.19% Germany
    Intel Corp. 18 $20,577 30.00% 91.33% United States
    Neste Oil Oyj 19 $4,178 37.50% 66.19% Finland
    Swisscom Ag 20 $353,160 11.11% 76.68% Switzerland
    Toyota Motor Corp. 21 $180,306 5.56% 100.00% Japan
    Centrica Plc 22 $3,236 25.00% 86.65% United Kingdom
    Koninklijke DSM N.V. 23 $2,311 8.33% 38.30% Netherlands
    Geberit Ag 24 $23,570 14.29% 100.00% Switzerland
    Roche Holding Ag 25 $42,359 15.38% 100.00% Switzerland
    Schneider Electric Sa 26 $63,233 23.08% 73.01% France
    Sap Ag 27 $81,652 6.67% 100.00% Germany
    Hitachi Chemical Companyltd. 28 $14,238 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    Anglo American Platinum Ltd. 29 $1,122 25.00% 100.00% South Africa
    POSCO 30 $16,436 0.00% 95.09% South Korea
    Vestas Wind Systems A/s 31 $162,502 16.67% 100.00% Denmark
    Dassault Systemes Sa 32 $133,893 0.00% 56.03% France
    BT Group Plc 33 $43,724 16.67% 55.56% United Kingdom
    Tnt N.v. 34 $12,597 31.58% 100.00% Netherlands
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. 35 $76,232 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    Scania Ab 36 $143,212 7.14% 100.00% Sweden
    Acciona Sa 37 $7,824 23.08% 72.46% Spain
    Adidas Ag 38 $202,048 16.67% 100.00% Germany
    Tomra Systems Asa 39 $4,823 42.86% 100.00% Norway
    Aeon Co. Ltd. 40 $66,143 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    Siemens Ag 41 $25,026 15.00% 100.00% Germany
    AstraZeneca Plc 42 $30,805 27.27% 88.30% United Kingdom
    Kesko Oyj 43 $92,763 20.00% 100.00% Finland
    Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. 44 $24,268 6.67% 100.00% Japan
    L’Oreal S.A. 45 $148,104 21.43% 83.07% France
    Logica Plc 46 $80,206 25.00% 100.00% United Kingdom
    Suncor Energy Inc. 47 $1,778 15.38% 76.34% Canada
    Repsol YPF S.A. 48 $3,048 12.50% 97.85% Spain
    Prudential 49 $693,647 17.65% 95.36% United Kingdom
    Renault Sa 50 $41,333 10.53% 74.93% France
    Unilever Plc 51 $22,606 25.00% 70.69% United Kingdom
    Komatsu Ltd. 52 $37,506 0.00% 0.00% Japan
    Allianz Se 53 $338,331 5.56% 95.39% Germany
    StoreBrand ASA 54 $4,350,098 50.00% 24.35% Norway
    Iberdrola S.a. 55 $1,026 15.38% 57.05% Spain
    Omv Ag 56 $2,539 10.00% 0.00% Austria
    Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd. 57 $47,308 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    Industria De Diseno Textil S.a. 58 $50,033 22.22% 72.53% Spain
    Agilent Technologies Inc. 59 $43,309 11.11% 59.90% United States
    Danone Sa 60 $42,537 14.29% 55.61% France
    Banco Bradesco S.a. 61 $330,501 11.11% 76.98% Brazil
    City Developments Limited 62 $67,089 0.00% 55.85% Singapore
    Stockland Australia 63 $4,227 25.00% 0.00% Australia
    Johnson Controls Inc 64 $18,120 10.00% 96.89% United States
    Vodafone Group Plc 65 $31,010 13.33% 100.00% United Kingdom
    Procter & Gamble Co. 66 $29,538 45.45% 66.78% United States
    H & M Hennes & Mauritz Ab 67 $53,532 58.33% 97.36% Sweden
    Swiss Reinsurance Company 68 $584,992 8.33% 100.00% Switzerland
    International Business Machines Corp. 69 $37,373 16.67% 41.19% United States
    Kingfisher Plc 70 $34,235 22.22% 89.86% United Kingdom
    Enbridge Inc. 71 $4,217 16.67% 38.66% Canada
    Ricoh Co. Ltd. 72 $84,680 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 73 $13,453 0.00% 49.87% South Korea
    Glaxosmithkline Plc 74 $21,832 7.14% 100.00% United Kingdom
    Stmicroelectronics N.v. 75 $7,372 0.00% 31.18% Switzerland
    Encana Corporation 76 $1,518 27.27% 100.00% Canada
    Sysmex Corp. 77 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    Electrocomponents Plc 78 $76,551 0.00% 82.51% United Kingdom
    INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP 79 $113,885 25.00% 100.00% Australia
    Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. 80 $22,550 0.00% 77.58% Japan
    Petrobras Petroleo Brasileiro 81 $2,469 0.00% 59.84% Brazil
    Pennon Group Plc 82 $949 12.50% 51.14% United Kingdom
    JCDecaux S.A. 83 20.00% 100.00% France
    Coloplast A/s 84 $24,001 18.18% 78.01% Denmark
    Ibiden Co.ltd. 85 $5,617 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC 86 $16,034 16.67% 35.66% United States
    CapitaLand Limited 87 $6,131 7.14% 59.58% Singapore
    London Stock Exchange Group PLC 88 $49,642 16.67% 100.00% United Kingdom
    Nexen Inc. 89 $829 8.33% 100.00% Canada
    Prologis 90 $88,657 18.18% 0.00% United States
    Sun Life Financial Inc. 91 $116,470 16.67% 54.94% Canada
    HSBC Holdings Plc 92 $100,964 16.67% 100.00% United Kingdom
    Lawson Inc. 93 $7,098 0.00% 100.00% Japan
    J Sainsbury Plc 94 $38,120 18.18% 66.77% United Kingdom
    Royal Bank Of Canada 95 $153,285 21.43% 98.85% Canada
    Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a. 96 $238,576 10.53% 0.00% Italy
    Origin Energy Limited 97 $68,585 25.00% 18.04% Australia
    Dairy Crest Group Plc 98 $284,661 10.00% 65.36% United Kingdom
    Ramsay Health Care Ltd. 99 $6,508 0.00% 98.05% Australia
    Reliance Industries Ltd. 100 $4,229 25.00% 38.61% India

     

    You can visit the full list in a downloadable PDF format from the Global 100 website at http://www.global100.org/annual-lists/2012-global-100-list.html

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