Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
stonyfield farm 88 87 86 85.3 +3.2 +0 115 16
kraft foods 63 80 65 81.1 -1 +0 291 73
dannon 49 81 87 78.0 -4.1 +0 89 19
nestle 68 76 80 73.2 -8.9 -1 264 70
dean foods 30 51 76 61.2 -20.9 -2 37 8

*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



kraft foods

confectioneries, dairy, food manufacturers

In 1903, Kraft was part of a single community. That was Chicago, and J.L. Kraft had just started his own business - selling cheese to local grocers from his horse-drawn wagon. Today, we are part of hundreds of communities around the world, and we're making a difference, one community at a time.

tags: confectioneries, dairy, food manufacturers, cheese, snack, confectionery, convenience, cereals


bottled water, confectioneries, dairy

For a business to be successful in the long term it has to create value, not only for its shareholders but also for society. We call this Creating Shared Value. It is not philanthropy or an add-on, but a fundamental part of our business strategy.

tags: bottled water, confectioneries, dairy, coffee, baby food, breakfast cereals, confectionery, ice cream

stonyfield farm

dairy, food producers

A founding principle of our company is commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and to the development of a sustainable agricultural system. We're proud to be involved in many projects and innovations that have a positive social and environmental impact. After all, healthy food can only come from a healthy planet.

tags: dairy, food producers, organic, yogurt


bottled water, dairy

We believe that The Dannon Company's role in society goes beyond the production of nutritious, great-tasting foods. We are committed to helping people make informed food choices to improve their nutrition and health.

tags: bottled water, dairy, dairy products, baby food, yogurt

dean foods

dairy, food manufacturers

Corporate responsibility covers a wide range of activities at Dean Foods, from local volunteer initiatives to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to improving safety in our workplace. We believe that all of these efforts make us a better corporate citizen.

tags: dairy, food manufacturers, milk, dairy products, agribusiness

ben & jerry's

confectioneries, dairy, food manufacturers

Company co-founder Ben Cohen once said, 'Business has a responsibility to New Orleans Franchisee Project give back to the community.' Not only did that sentence make a good bumper sticker; it has inspired us over the years to think carefully about the many communities where we have a presence - and the meaningful ways we can make a contribution to their quality of life.

tags: confectioneries, dairy, food manufacturers, ice cream

land o lakes

dairy, food producers

Our commitment to conserving natural resources and doing more with less acknowledges the critical roles that sound science and technology play in achieving long-term environmental sustainability. New ideas and approaches in agriculture enable us to not only be more productive, but also more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

tags: dairy, food producers, butter, cheese

organic valley

dairy, food producers

In an era where corporations dominate all facets of business including government, global energy, agriculture and global food supply, Organic Valley serves small farmers and rural community health by combining two alternative business models-the family farm and the cooperative. Our cooperative was founded to nurture local communities by keeping farmers on the land, farming. We understood from the ...

tags: dairy, food producers, milk, farms, cheese, eggs, meats, juice, produce

horizon organic


Horizon is committed to creating outstanding dairy products while keeping our business practices as sustainable as possible.

tags: dairy, organic

whitewave foods


The better choice is the smarter choice, and the smarter choice sustains our communities, our environment and the success of our business.

tags: dairy

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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, ...

Cadbury Brings In Fairtrade Dairy Milk As Ethical Foods Prosper

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

Worker Treatment

Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate bars will carry the Fairtrade moniker in the U.K. from this week as the world’s largest confectionary company seeks to draw consumers wanting to purchase ethically sourced products. The candy maker will pay e...

in this article: cadbury

AB, Coke, Pepsi, Bacardi Advance Beverage Industry GHG Reporting Protocol

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 15, 2010

Waste Management

Members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) have completed a set of protocols that incorporate both enterprise inventory and product carbon footprinting approaches for the whole industry.

in this article: pepsico, coca-cola, nestle, anheuser-busch, diageo, ocean spray, bacardi

FDA Cracks Down On Food Label Lies

From yahoo.com (verified), March 3, 2010

Mission & Values

The FDA today notified 17 food manufacturers about 22 food products that violate law because of misleading labeling. Companies that received warning letters have 15 business days to inform the FDA of the steps they will take to correct their labeling...

in this article: nestle, gerber, pom wonderful


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

Waste Management

Kraft Foods, the world’s second-largest food company, takes delivery of 2,500 2010 Ford Fusions for its national sales staff

in this article: ford, kraft foods

Nature Made, Kashi, LeapFrog, Nestle Purina Partner With RecycleBank To Promote America Recycles Day

From environmentalleader.com (verified), September 30, 2010

Resource Management

Several national leading brands including Nature Made, Kashi, LeapFrog, and Nestle Purina, are partnering with RecycleBank to show new ways to reward consumers for their environmental actions, while promoting America Recycles Day on November 15. In a...

in this article: nestle, kashi

Kraft Foods' Green Efforts Help Employees Create Recipes For Change

From csrwire.com (verified), April 22, 2010

Resource Management

Employees have created their own grassroots sustainability projects in offices and manufacturing facilities around the world. All-volunteer Kraft Foods "Green Teams" and Cadbury "Green Advocates" are taking steps to integrate sust...

in this article: kraft foods

Dannon Reports 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Activities

From csrwire.com (verified), August 2, 2010

Mission & Values

The Dannon Company, Inc., recently released its 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The report highlights the dynamic steps the corporation has taken to reinforce its core values of Nutrition & Health, Nature and People.

in this article: dannon

Kraft Foods Eliminated More Than 50 Million Truck Miles Since 2005 Through Focus On Transportation Sustainability Efforts

From csrwire.com (verified), November 19, 2009

Waste Management, Mission & Values

Kraft Foods is finding alternatives to trucking and making its distribution network more efficient. Since 2005, innovative sustainability projects have saved the company more than 50 million miles (80 million km) in its global transportation and dist...

in this article: kraft foods

Land O’Lakes CSR Report: Energy Use Down 7%

From environmentalleader.com (verified), September 20, 2010

Mission & Values, Resource Management

Land O’Lakes has cut its energy use by seven percent thanks to a number of energy-saving initiatives including equipment and facility enhancements, according to the company’s 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

in this article: land o lakes