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List of 100 most sustainable corporations announced

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Written by: Alexa Stone
Offshore wind farm
These turbines are part of a 258 MW wind farm in Liverpool Bay that was developed by Ørsted A/S.

Ørsted A/S, a Danish energy company that focuses on renewable energy, is at the top of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list.[1] Rankings are based on up to 21 key performance measures (KPM) that assess management of resources, employees, and finances.[2] Data for the assessment is retrieved from sources available to the public.

A Canadian business magazine, Corporate Knights – The Voice for Clean Capitalism – researches and publishes the Global 100 ranking. The list and many other sustainable business articles can be read from the website, which is powered by 100% renewable electricity.

Ørsted A/S earned top honors after transforming from a primarily fossil fuels company and reducing its CO2 emissions by more than 80% since 2006.[3]

Two U.S. technology companies were among the top ten. Cisco Systems Inc. was fourth, with Autodesk Inc next in the list. Other U.S. companies and their rank among the top 100 were:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co – computer hardware (15)
  • American Water (16)
  • McCormick & Company (22)
  • Prologis Inc (26)
  • Sims Metal Management LTD (47)
  • Danaher Corporation (53)
  • HP Inc – peripherals and systems (58)
  • Alphabet Inc (62)
  • Comerica Incorporated (67)
  • Tesla Inc (74)
  • Workday Inc (77)
  • Merck & Co Inc (78)
  • Intel Corporation (81)
  • Analog Devices Inc (82)
  • Campbell Soup Company (93)

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[1] — 2020 Global 100
[2] — Methodology for the list
[3] — Ørsted A/S company profile