Who are the leading companies in sustainability?

According to some members of Ethical Corporation’s editorial advisory board, whom we recently polled, the large companies taking corporate responsibility most seriously, in their view, are:

(In no particular order, since ordering them would be impossible! Please note this is not a ranking, but a mere list:)

1. Marks & Spencer
2. Unilever
3. Novo Nordisk
4. Vodafone
5. Innocent
6. Patagonia
7. Timberland
8. National Grid
9. IBM
10. Innocent Drinks
11. PepsiCo
12. Kimberly Clark
13. Kingfisher
14. Mars
15. Inditex
16. Stoneyfield Farm
17. Danone
18. Standard Chartered Bank
19. SAS
20. Royal Mail
21. BHP Billiton
22. Rio Tinto
23. GlaxoSmithKline
24. HSBC
25. Earth Capital Partners
26. Interface
27. SC Johnson
28. Walmart
29. Dupont
30. GE
31. IKEA

Most mentioned were Marks & Spencer, then Unilever, Novo Nordisk, Vodafone, Patagonia and Timberland.

Please note this is NOT a ranking of any kind, just a list of engaged companies compiled in a very subjective way, but from real experts in the field.

We had responses from around eight of our board to pull this list together.

The full list of advisory board members can be found here.

This article looks at who won what at our recent awards in May, and why.

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