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Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations announced in Davos

Saturday, January 29th 2011 10:55:04am

Media Release
List of Global 'Good Guys' beating benchmark by substantial margin

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, (embargoed until 2.01 a.m. EST) January 29, 2011

Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its seventh annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world.

From its inception on February 1 2005, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations has achieved a total return of 54.95%, outperforming its benchmark (the MSCI All Country World Index) by more than 16% to December 31st, 2010.

This edition of the Global 100 comes on the eve the final phase of meta-study of corporate sustainability rankings ( Rate the Raters by the consultancy SustainAbility), which recognizes the Global 100 for its industry-leading standard of transparency.

The 2011 Global 100 tapped intelligence from the world's largest sustainability
research alliance put together by Legg Mason’s Global Currents Investment
Management and Phoenix Global Advisors LLC to isolate the top ten per cent of
companies from a universe of 3000 global stocks, which were then transparently
ranked based on 10 indicators, with data collected by Corporate Knights
Research Group and verified with The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL®
service. Controversy research was provided by Sustainalytics and incorporated
by Corporate Knights into its assessment of each company to provide risk
mitigation against companies with severe controversies that could be deleterious
to share valuation.

The Global 100 includes companies from 22 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy, with collective annual sales in excess of $3 trillion, and five million employees.

Among the 22 countries, Japan led the way with 19 Global 100 companies (14 more than they had in 2010). The United States followed with 13 (one more than in 2010). The UK (11 companies, down from 21 in 2010 ) and Canada (8 companies, down from 9 in 2010) took third and fourth place respectively. Rounding out the top ten scoring countries with the most constituents were Australia (six), Switzerland (six), France (five), Denmark (four), Finland (four), while Brazil, Germany, Norway and Spain each registered three Global 100 constituents. Sixty-six per cent of the 2010 companies remained on the list in 2011.

Toby Heaps, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Knights Magazine, says,
“The Global 100 are charting out a new prosperity agenda reconciling the megatrend of sustainability with the mega-institution of the corporation. The kicker: sustainability can be a market-beating strategy, as the Global 100’s substantial outperformance demonstrates.”

To determine the Corporate Knights Global 100 for 2011, two improvements were made to build on the previous year’s methodology.

1. Corporate Knights reviewed controversy research provided by Sustainalytics and incorporated it into its assessment of each company to provide risk mitigation against companies with severe controversies that could be deleterious to share valuation.

2. The indicator “Safety Productivity” (Sales (US$) / lost-time incidents*$50k and fatalities*$1M) was substituted for Sustainability Leadership (presence of a board committee dedicated to sustainability issues).

This year’s Global 100 were recognized at the Davos World Economic Forum at a private dinner hosted by Corporate Knights and Inflection Point Capital Management. The dinner discussion which was moderated by Matthew Bishop, of The Economist Magazine, explored how to define a 21st balance sheet for cleaner capitalism that integrates a core group of sustainability factors onto the bottom lines of both companies and countries.

Energy Productivity (US$)
Sales (US$) / Total direct and indirect energy consumption (gigajoules)

Carbon Productivity (US$)
Sales (US$) / Total CO2 and CO2 equivalents emissions (tonnes)

Water Productivity (US$)
Sales (US$) / Total water use (cubic meters)

Waste Productivity (US$)
Sales (US$) / Total amount of waste produced (tonnes)

Leadership Diversity
% women board directors

CEO-to-average worker pay
Ratio to highest paid officer's compensation to average employee compensation (3-year average)

% Tax Paid
% reported tax obligation paid in cash (3-year average)

Safety Productivity
Sales (US$) / lost-time incidents *$50k and fatalities* $1M

Sustainable Remunration
Whether or not at least one senior officer has his/her pay linked to sustainability

Innovation Capacity
R&D / sales (3-year average)

Transparency
% of data points on which the company provided data and level of GRI disclosure

Contact information
For media and business queries: Toby Heaps Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Knights

Temporary mobile in Davos: ++1 416-274-1432) or email toby@corporateknights.ca

For full rankings and other details, please see: www.global100.org

About Corporate Knights: Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights Inc. is an independent Canadian-based media company focused on prompting and reinforcing sustainable development. http://www.corporateknights.ca/

The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is an annual project initiated by Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism. In 2010, Corporate Knights collaborated with three strategic partners to identify the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World: Inflection Point Capital Management, a sustainability-focused asset management venture founded by Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Legg Mason's Global Currents Investment Management, and Phoenix Global Advisors LLC (a consulting and technology platform focused on sustainability).Launched in 2005, the Global 100 is announced each year at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Number of Corporate Knights Global 100 Companies in 2011 by Country

CountryNumber of Global 100 Constituents
JAPAN

19

UNITED STATES

13

UNITED KINGDOM

11

CANADA

8

AUSTRALIA

6

SWITZERLAND

6

FRANCE

5

DENMARK

4

FINLAND

4

BRAZIL

3

GERMANY

3

SPAIN

3

NORWAY

3

INDIA

2

BELGIUM

2

NETHERLANDS

2

Hong Kong

1

ITALY

1

SOUTH KOREA

1

Sweden

1

Singapore

1

South Africa

1



2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Company NameGICS Industry GroupCountry RANK
STATOIL ASAEnergyNORWAY

1

JOHNSON & JOHNSONPharmaceuticals, BiotechnologyUNITED STATES

2

NOVOZYMESMaterialsDENMARK

3

NOKIA OYJTechnology Hardware & EquipmenFINLAND

4

UMICOREMaterialsBELGIUM

5

INTEL CORPSemiconductors & SemiconductorUNITED STATES

6

ASTRAZENECA PLCPharmaceuticals, BiotechnologyBRITAIN

7

CREDIT AGRICOLE SABanksFRANCE

8

STOREBRAND ASAInsuranceNORWAY

9

DANSKE BANK A/SBanksDENMARK

10

GENERAL ELECTRIC COCapital GoodsUNITED STATES

11

ENCANA CORPEnergyCANADA

12

VIVENDIMediaFRANCE

13

NITTO DENKO CORPMaterialsJAPAN

14

TNT NVTransportationNETHERLANDS

15

NOVO NORDISKPharmaceuticals, BiotechnologyDENMARK

16

DEXIA SABanksBELGIUM

17

WESTPAC BANKING CORPBanksAUSTRALIA

18

ORIGIN ENERGY LTDEnergyAUSTRALIA

19

NESTE OIL OYJEnergyFINLAND

20

VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/SCapital GoodsDENMARK

21

ROCHEPharmaceuticals, BiotechnologySWITZERLAND

22

AEON CO LTDFood & Staples RetailingJAPAN

23

T&D HOLDINGS INCInsuranceJAPAN

24

HSBC HOLDINGS PLCBanksBRITAIN

25

KESKO OYJFood & Staples RetailingFINLAND

26

TATA STEEL LTDMaterialsINDIA

27

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INCPharmaceuticals, BiotechnologyUNITED STATES

28

Johnson Controls IncAutomobiles & ComponentsUNITED STATES

29

SONY CORPConsumer Durables & ApparelJAPAN

30

WEYERHAEUSER COMaterialsUNITED STATES

31

MITSUI OSK LINES LTDTransportationJAPAN

32

INDITEXRetailingSPAIN

33

ENBRIDGE INCEnergyCANADA

34

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIESCapital GoodsJAPAN

35

NEXEN INCEnergyCANADA

36

SWISSCOMTelecommunication ServicesSWITZERLAND

37

ADIDAS AGConsumer Durables & ApparelGERMANY

38

IBERDROLA SAUtilitiesSPAIN

39

RSA INSURANCE GROUP PLCInsuranceBRITAIN

40

PROLOGISReal EstateUNITED STATES

41

INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUPInsuranceAUSTRALIA

42

Anglo Platinum LimitedSOUTH AFRICA

43

PROCTER & GAMBLE COHousehold & Personal ProductsUNITED STATES

44

KRAFT FOODS INCFood Beverage & TobaccoUNITED STATES

45

NORSK HYDRO ASAMaterialsNORWAY

46

UNIBAIL-RODAMCOReal EstateFRANCE

47

HENNES & MAURITZRetailingSWEDEN

48

TOKYO GAS CO LTDUtilitiesJAPAN

49

P G & E CORPUtilitiesUNITED STATES

50

STORA ENSO OYJMaterialsFINLAND

51

GEBERITCapital GoodsSWITZERLAND

52

DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO LTDReal EstateJAPAN

53

NIPPON YUSENTransportationJAPAN

54

STOCKLANDReal EstateAUSTRALIA

55

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INCInsuranceCANADA

56

L'OREALHousehold & Personal ProductsFRANCE

57

PHILIPS ELECTRONICSCapital GoodsNETHERLANDS

58

YAMAHA CORPConsumer Durables & ApparelJAPAN

59

VODAFONE GROUP PLCTelecommunication ServicesBRITAIN

60

HENKELHousehold & Personal ProductsGERMANY

61

CENTRICA PLCUtilitiesBRITAIN

62

SIMS METAL MANAGEMENT LTDMaterialsAUSTRALIA

63

ABB LTDCapital GoodsSWITZERLAND

64

BG GROUP PLCEnergyBRITAIN

65

Natura Cosmeticos SaHousehold & Personal ProductsBRAZIL

66

KINGFISHER PLCRetailingBRITAIN

67

DANONEFood Beverage & TobaccoFRANCE

68

NTT DOCOMO INCTelecommunication ServicesJAPAN

69

KONICA MINOLTA INCTechnology Hardware & EquipmenJAPAN

70

RICOH CO LTDTechnology Hardware & EquipmenJAPAN

71

TOKYO ELECTRON LTDSemiconductors & SemiconductorJAPAN

72

INTESA SANPAOLOBanksITALY

73

TAISHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTDPharmaceuticals, BiotechnologyJAPAN

74

HEWLETT-PACKARD COTechnology Hardware & EquipmenUNITED STATES

75

SWISS REINSURANCE CO LTDInsuranceSWITZERLAND

76

GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLCPharmaceuticals, BiotechnologyBRITAIN

77

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISESFood Beverage & TobaccoUNITED STATES

78

NEC CORPTechnology Hardware & EquipmenJAPAN

79

PANASONIC CORPConsumer Durables & ApparelJAPAN

80

NISSAN MOTOR CO LTDAutomobiles & ComponentsJAPAN

81

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPAutomobiles & ComponentsJAPAN

82

STMICROELECTRONICSSemiconductors & SemiconductorSWITZERLAND

83

UNILEVER PLCFood Beverage & TobaccoBRITAIN

84

LOGICA PLCSoftware & ServicesBRITAIN

85

SUNCOR ENERGY INCEnergyCANADA

86

PRUDENTIAL PLCInsuranceBRITAIN

87

Petroleo Brasileiro SaEnergyBRAZIL

88

RepsolSPAIN

89

BCE INCTelecommunication ServicesCANADA

90

BANCO BRADESCOBanksBRAZIL

91

TORONTO-DOMINION BANKBanksCANADA

92

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTDSemiconductors & SemiconductorSOUTH KOREA

93

SAP AGSoftware & ServicesGERMANY

94

GPT GROUPReal EstateAUSTRALIA

95

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTDEnergyINDIA

96

MTR CORPTransportationHONG KONG

97

ROYAL BANK OF CANADABanksCANADA

98

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INCHealth Care Equipment & ServicUNITED STATES

99

CITY DEVELOPMENTS LTDReal EstateSINGAPORE

100