Corporate Responsibility Magazine released its 15th annual list of the top 100 U.S. corporate citizens last week, measured through evaluating publicly available information on Russell 1000 companies using 268 data metric points in seven separate categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, and philanthropy. The magazine, published six times per year, has the stated mission of providing investors, customers, and others with as much information as possible about the companies it interacts with in an effort to make the market more efficient via transparency. Below is the list’s top 5 companies.
1. Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY)
Leading this list three times in the past five years is another notch on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s corporate responsibility awards belt, celebrating its work in environmental sustainability, health, and safety. It placed first this year because of its philanthropy, donating $3.28 million in grants toward returning veterans’ mental health needs last December. In the same month, Bristol-Myers Squibb signed a licensing agreement with Medicines Patent Pool increasing low-cost HIV/AIDS medication availability to 110 developing countries. The company also partnered with AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) to donate a $5 million, three-year grant to the American Diabetes Association as well as $1 million towards patients with cancer.