Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
ten thousand villages n/a 92 82 90.6 +8.5 +1 46 6
anvil knitwear 100 84 87 88.4 +6.3 +0 86 13
patagonia n/a 90 85 88.2 +6.1 +0 117 19
itron n/a 88 88 87.7 +5.6 +0 48 5
jc penney 83 87 83 87.1 +5 +0 128 31
hennes & mauritz 75 92 85 87.1 +5 +0 37 7
puma n/a 85 88 86.3 +4.2 +0 64 6
marks & spencer n/a 96 82 85.5 +3.4 +0 223 45
avon n/a 89 82 84.6 +2.5 +0 35 6
levi strauss & co 88 85 81 84.1 +2 +0 135 30
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*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average





We believe in the power of sport to unleash potential. That's why we will invest a minimum of $315 million in grants, product donations and in-kind support through 2011 to give excluded youth greater access to sport.

tags: sportswear, shoes, athletic goods, sports goods, sporting, footwear, sneakers

marks & spencer

jewelry, retail

We like to think that taking a considered and responsible approach is an integral part of how we run our day to day activities

tags: jewelry, retail, retailer, household items, coffee shop, furniture



Everything we do at Timberland grows out of our relentless pursuit to make it better- from creating practical, purposeful products for consumers who value the outdoors to delivering strong results for shareholders and forging powerful partnerships that create positive, sustainable impact in our world. "Make it better" is both a promise and a challenge- it reflects upon the progress in ou...

tags: outdoor, shoes, boots, shirts, clothes



At Gap Inc., we believe we should go beyond the basics of ethical business practices and embrace our responsibility to people and to the planet. We believe this brings sustained, collective value to our shareholders, our employees, our customers and society.

tags: casualwear, retail, apparel

levi strauss & co


Our corporate values -- Empathy, Originality, Integrity and Courage -- are the foundation of our company and define who we are. They underlie how we compete in the marketplace and how we behave as a corporate citizen. They guide our foundations' giving programs, the support we provide to communities where we have a business presence, our employee community involvement programs and our approac...

tags: casualwear, jeans

jc penney

furniture, jewelry, retail

Built on the legacy of founder James Cash Penney, who believed in doing what is "right and just," JCPenney is committed to being a good corporate citizen through the support of environmental, social and ethical initiatives.

tags: furniture, jewelry, retail, footwear, beauty products, housewares



We acknowledge that the wild world we love best is disappearing. That is why those of us who work here share a strong commitment to protecting undomesticated lands and waters. We believe in using business to inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.

tags: outdoor, outdoor apparel,environmental


jewelry, retail

As a company, Macy's, Inc. believes in giving back to our local communities. Our contributions, leadership and volunteer efforts help create stronger, healthier places to work and live.

tags: jewelry, retail, mall

anvil knitwear


We recognize that our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environments. We also recognize the impact of our actions on our employees and other stakeholders. As a consequence of this, we are committed to environmentally sustainable growth and socially responsible principles.

tags: sportswear, activewear, shirts, caps, towels, bags



Hanesbrands Inc. is proud of its strong reputation for corporate social responsibility - conducting business around the world in a highly ethical and responsible manner. Our CSR commitments and efforts fall into two categories: 1) environmental responsibility, and 2) social responsibility, including being a responsible employer to our approximately 45,000 employees around the world.

tags: casualwear

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

in this article: pepsico, starbucks, nike, bmw, mcdonald's, dell, kellogg, toyota, general electric, ikea, american express, ...

Nike's New Leather Policy: No Sourcing From Amazon Rainforest

From greenbiz.com (verified), July 22, 2009

Resource Management

Nike has created a policy to not source leather from cattle raised in the Amazon rainforest (the company says it already does not source from there) and will require that suppliers create leather tracing systems.

in this article: nike

Macy’s Boosts Plans To Reduce Energy Use, Waste

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 13, 2010

Resource Management

Macy’s has plans to add another solar energy installation on the roof of one its facilities, replace traditional incandescent light bulbs in 86 Macy’s department stores with new LED bulbs, and eliminate bottled water at its facilities, as...

in this article: macy's


From businesswire.com (unverified), May 9, 2010

Resource Management

Source 44 LLC, the nation’s first and only provider of supply chain sustainability Footprint Data Sheet (FDS)™ subscription services, has announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year service agreement with Eddie Bauer LLC.

in this article: eddie bauer

Hanes Aims For 30% Renewable Energy Use, 15% Emissions Cut

From environmentalleader.com (verified), March 19, 2010

Mission & Values, Waste Management, Resource Management

Aimed at saving more energy, using less materials and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Hanes has released a set of global environmental performance goals that includes increasing its use of renewable energy to 30 percent of its total energy consump...

in this article: hanes

JCPenney Receives 2010 ENERGY STAR(R) Award For Sustained Excellence

From csrwire.com (verified), March 18, 2010

Resource Management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded J. C. Penney Company, Inc. with a 2010 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting environmental resources through energy efficiency.

in this article: jc penney

Home Depot, Macy’s, Wal-Mart Try FutureMark Recycled Paper

From environmentalleader.com (verified), August 3, 2010

Resource Management, Waste Management

Home Depot, Macy’s, Walmart, Whole Foods and American Eagle Airlines’ in-flight magazine “Latitudes” have signed contracts in the first half of 2010 with FutureMark Paper Company, which says it is the only North American manuf...

in this article: wal-mart, whole foods, american airlines, macy's, home depot

Marks & Spencer Uncorks Carbon-saving Plastic Wine Bottles

From businessgreen.com (verified), May 5, 2010

Resource Management

Glass wine bottles could be on their way to history's recycling bin after retail giant Marks & Spencer announced that it was to abandon glass in favour of greener, lightweight plastic for its entire range of miniature 25cl wine bottles.

in this article: marks & spencer

Levi Strauss & Co. Creates A $100,000 Denim Insulation Fund To Help Community Organizations "Green" Their Buildings

From csrwire.com (verified), October 4, 2010

Resource Management

To help community organizations become more sustainable, Levi Strauss & Co. today announced the launch of a $100,000 denim insulation fund, an initiative designed to reuse unwanted denim while keeping it out of landfills. The company will provide...

in this article: levi strauss & co

PUMA Steps Up Sustainability Efforts

From earth911.com (verified), June 2, 2010

Worker Treatment, Resource Management

Recently, sports shoemaker PUMA decided to forgo the traditional shoebox for a more environmentally satisfactory reusable bag. The company also announced at last week’s Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Global Conference in Amsterdam that it wo...

in this article: puma