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100 Most Sustainable Companies 2009

Corporate Knights Inc and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors announced its fifth annual list of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The G100 includes companies from 15 countries encompassing all sectors. They were evaluated according to how effectively they managed environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities relative to their industry peers.

The US added 4 companies from its 2008 tally for a winning total of 20 companies, knocking the UK to second, with 19 (down from 24 in 2008). Japan added 2 for 15 companies this year. Rounding out the top five were France (8) and Germany (7), while Canada, Finland, and Sweden each had 5 companies on the list.

Two-thirds (65/100) of the 2008 companies remained on the list in 2009, and 46 of the 100 companies have been in existence for at least 100 years.

You can see the list here.

The 2009 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World:

Acciona SA
Accor
Adidas AG
Advanced Micro Devices
Aeon Company Limited
Air -KLM
Alcoa Inc
Amazon.com Inc
Atlantia
Atlas Copco AB
BASF SE
Baxter International Inc
BG Group PLC
BHP Billiton PLC
British Land Company PLC
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
Cable & Wireless PLC
Cairn  PLC
Centrica PLC
Coca Cola Company
Credit Agricole SA
Daikin Industries Limited
Dell Inc
Deutsche Boerse AG
Dexus Property Group
Diageo PLC
East  Railway Company
Eastman Kodak Company
Encana Corp.
Ericsson Telephone AB
FPL Group Inc
Fresenius Medical Care AG
Geberit
Genzyme Corp.
Glaxosmithkline PLC
Goldman Sachs Group Inc
Groupe Danone
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hochtief AG
Honda Motor Company Limited
Iberdrola SA
Inditex SA
Intel Corp.
Kesko OYJ
Kuraray Company Limited
Lafarge SA
Land Securities Group PLC
Lend Lease Corp. Limited
London Stock Exchange Group PLC
Lonmin PLC
L’Oreal
Michelin
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited
Muenchener Rueckversicherung AG
Neste Oil OYJ
Nike Inc
Nippon Yusen KK
Nokia Corporation
Novo Nordisk A/S
Novozymes A/S
NTT Data Corp.
NTT Docomo Inc
Panasonic Corporation
PG & E Corp.
Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Procter & Gamble Company
Prologis
Prudential PLC
Reed Elsevier PLC
Ricoh Company Limited
Roche Holdings Limited
Royal Bank Of
Sainsbury (J) PLC
Saint Gobain
Saipem
SAP AG
SCA AB
Scania AB
Sekisui Chemical Company Limited
Sims Group Limited
Smith & Nephew PLC
Sompo  Insurance
State Street Corp.
Statoilhydro ASA
Stora Enso OYJ
Swiss Reinsurance Company
Telus Corp.
The Capita Group PLC
The Walt Disney Company
TNT NV
Toppan Printing Company Limited
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toyota Motor Corp.
TransCorp.
Unilever PLC
United Technologies Corp.
Vestas Windsystems A/S
Wartsila OYJ
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2 thoughts on “100 Most Sustainable Companies 2009

  1. I am surprised that Burts Bees is not in the 100? Can you tell me what the criterea is? I see L’Oreal? AND!they still test on animals and use chemicals in their persoanl care products. Actually a lot of the companies? I wonder how they made the list?

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