• Yizheng Wang

How Good Are Companies Doing on CSR

The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) gradually evolves from a fancy perspective into a more practical way of self-regulation, aiming at contributing to society in a sustainable method. According to  U.S. Business Roundtable redefined the “purpose of a corporation”, The CEOs of nearly 200 companies just said shareholder value is no longer their main objective.

Globalization brings our world together, and people realize that it’s crucial to do good in order to do well. Some start to value how much the corporations can give back to their communities and in what ways they can benefit society. The list below is some of the top companies that excel at Corporate Social Responsibility, rating by CSRHub compared with 18,958 companies.

  • Microsoft (100%)

  • Lego (100%)

  • Levi Strauss (99%)

  • Cisco Systems (98%)

  • Patagonia (97%)

  • Zurich Financial (96%)

  • Gap (94%)

  • AbbVie (93%)

  • Baxter International (93%)

  • Ben & Jerrys (92%)

  • Visa (92%)

  • Jones Lang Lasalle (91%) 

  • Kaiser Permanente (91%)

  • Salesforce (90%)

  • Motorola Solutions (89%)

  • Google (88%)

  • Starbucks (88%)

  • Walt Disney Company (85%)

Most companies in the list are industry leaders, and they are working hard to promote the idea of “benefiting society while making profits”. For example, Microsoft has provided over 12 million youth with computer learning experiences and directly donated $1.4 billion in software and services to nonprofits organizations around the world. Lego also puts lots of effort into using renewable energy in its factories to produce healthy play materials. These companies have already made huge impacts on society through philanthropy, education, and sustainability.

Is CSR a requirement to do business in the future? How many companies do you know and patronized practice CSR?

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