Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
steelcase n/a 80 91 89.3 +7.2 +0 76 12
jc penney 83 87 83 87.1 +5 +0 128 31
herman miller n/a 89 89 86.3 +4.2 +0 38 9
marks & spencer n/a 96 82 85.5 +3.4 +0 223 45
target 76 86 81 82.3 +0.2 +0 212 32
ikea n/a 84 84 81.7 -0.4 +0 223 29

*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




furniture, retail

IKEA has always tried to do more with less. This goes hand in hand with our environmental work - to use resources in an economical and careful way.

tags: furniture, retail

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


furniture, retail

At Target, we don't define the success of our business simply by the bottom line. We also measure our company's achievement based on our role in the communities we serve. Target is committed to social, economic and environmental well-being in every community. We're working hard to enhance life through integrity and hard work, and we recognize there is always more that can be done.

tags: furniture, retail, housewares, lawn and garden, sporting goods

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



Successful companies perform at a high level on three dimensions: creating shareholder value by being a profitable enterprise, establishing an agenda that speaks to the social issues of the day and advancing the health of the environment. At Steelcase, we believe in a balanced approach to profit, people and planet. Beginning nearly 100 years ago, we committed to a social contract with the communit...

tags: furniture, office furniture

herman miller

furniture, office supplies

What exactly are "corporate values" and why do we take the trouble to make them public? Well, our values are things that matter to us. Lots of things matter to us at Herman Miller--design, our customers, our products, the communities we do business in. It's hard to make a short list.

tags: furniture, office supplies, office equipment



Haworth will become a sustainable corporation. We engage our people and processes and employ our resources to provide sustainable and adaptable workspace solutions in a manner that protects and restores our environment, creates economic value, and supports and strengthens our communities.

tags: furniture

shaw industries

furniture, manufacturing

Sustainability through Innovation That's the Shaw Green Edge It's our commitment to creating the most beautiful - and sustainable - flooring in the world. And to helping create a better planet for our customers, our people and our communities in the process.

tags: furniture, manufacturing, flooring, carpeting, carpets

crate & barrel

furniture, retail

At Crate and Barrel, green is not a trend. It's an ongoing mission. Our commitment will continue as we develop new ways to improve everything we touch, from the products we design to the way we deliver them to your home.

tags: furniture, retail


furniture, manufacturing

Since our beginning, Kohler Co. has maintained a deep commitment to our employees, the community and the environment. We demonstrate this dedication by incorporating environmental, health and safety considerations into all company activities.

tags: furniture, manufacturing, plumbing, cabinetry, tile, engines, generators

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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, ...

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

Steelcase Reduces GHG Emissions 49% Since 2001

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

Waste Management

Steelcase, a manufacturer of office furniture, has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions 49 percent since 2001, and its water consumption is down 64 percent over the same period, according to the firm’s corporate responsibility report. Additiona...

in this article: steelcase

IKEA, Clif Bar Carpet Property With Solar Panels

From greenbiz.com (verified), October 14, 2010

Resource Management

IKEA plans to install solar power systems totaling 4.5 megawatts of generating capacity at seven stores and a distribution center in California, bringing arrays to 90 percent of the chain's portfolio in the Golden State. The others include a sm...

in this article: clif bar, ikea

IKEA Featured In New 'On Paper' Sustainability Series Podcast

From csrwire.com (verified), September 14, 2010

Mission & Values

As global forestry manager for IKEA, Hildeman discusses the importance of responsible forestry management and the role IKEA plays through numerous associations to preserve forestlands worldwide.

in this article: ikea

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

IKEA, Cleco Add Solar Panels

From environmentalleader.com (verified), April 25, 2010

Resource Management

IKEA plans to install a solar energy system that will generate about one million kWh of electricity at its retail store in Tempe, Arizona. Scheduled to start in May, the 46,000-sq.-ft. installation will consist of two 300-kWh systems, each built with...

in this article: ikea

Target Commits $3.5 Million To Combat Child Hunger's Impact On Learning

From csrwire.com (verified), May 11, 2010

Health & Nutrition, Community Impact

To help combat child hunger and its threat to K-12 education and impact on learning, this year Target is making a financial commitment of $2.3 million to Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization, and local hunger organiza...

in this article: target

Dow And BASF Receive Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award For HPPO Technology

From greencarcongress.com (verified), June 22, 2010

Resource Management

The Dow Chemical Company and BASF received a 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their jointly developed hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology that vastly improves the production process of a key chemical intermedia...

in this article: dow chemical, basf

IKEA Starts To Assemble European Wind Energy Portfolio

From businessgreen.com (verified), September 9, 2010

Resource Management

It was revealed this week that the retail giant has acquired six German wind farms from Spanish wind turbine firm Gamesa, giving it access to 45MW of capacity, enough to power around 17 IKEA stores.

in this article: ikea