Google (80.84 out of 100) topped the list. Rounding making commercial insulation. ‘‘As we work with our mer-
out the top 10 are Campbell Soup (79.55), Johnson & chandise suppliers long-term to eliminate the polystyrene
Johnson, Walt Disney, Kraft Foods, General Mills, Levi used in products and packaging, we’re also looking at
Strauss, UPS, Berkshire Hathaway, and Microsoft (74.83). The
interim solutions to divert this waste from landfills’’, said
next 10 include Intel, 3M, FedEx, Anheuser-Busch, Sara Lee,
John Lawrence, director of corporate social responsibility
Apple, GE, Publix Super Markets, Honda, and John Deere
(73.41). Rounding out the top 50 were Lowes, Walgreens, for Wal-Mart Canada. ‘‘We’ve found an answer that is a
Fidelity Express Scripts, Deloitte & Touche, Dell, and Boeing triple win, for Wal-Mart Canada, Grace Canada and most
(69.88). Only a few business-to-business focused compa- importantly, the environment.’’
nies were included in the top 50: Cisco Systems (70.96), Sun
Microsystems, Express Scripts, Deloitte & Touche, and To date, Grace has recycled almost 40,000 tons of
Boeing. foam polystyrene.
The general public rates makers of consumer pro- For more, see www.environmentalleader.com.
ducts, computers, and beverages higher along social
dimensions. Industries that fall below the global average Source: BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Vol. XIX, No. 12,
include construction/engineering, finance, utilities, and December 2008, published by CCH Inc., a Wolters Kluwer
business. This article is reproduced with permission.
According to the report, companies that invested in a
strong social responsiblity prof