In researching more than 2,000 large global corporations, EIRIS has ranked the top ten global companies when it comes to sustainable practices. No U.S. based companies were ranked in the top ten.
Puma was ranked first based on its exceptional environmental management systems and reporting practices. It also has comprehensive policies for equal opportunity employment, workplace health and safety, and workforce training and development.
The rest of the most highly ranked sustainable companies included:
- Puma (Germany)
- First Group (UK)
- National Australia Bank
- GlaxoSmithKline (UK)
- Roche (Switzerland)
- Novartis (Switzerland)
- Phillips Electronics (Netherlands)
- Deutsche Boerse (Germany)
- NovoNordisk (Denmark)
- The GoAhead Group (UK)
The EIRIS research also ranked corporate sustainability performance by geographic region, with companies from the United Kingdom getting the greatest number of A grades, while only 2% of U.S. companies received an A. The vast majority (91%) of U.S. based companies received a C or lower grade.