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
jc penney 83 87 83 87.1 +5 +0 128 31
marks & spencer n/a 96 82 85.5 +3.4 +0 223 45
macy's 84 79 83 83.5 +1.4 +0 99 14
sears holdings n/a 81 80 78.9 -3.2 +0 57 10

*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



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

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


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

sears holdings

jewelry, retail

We have been part of our nation's homes and families for more than a century. Today, we continue being part of American families by helping them dream of possibilities at home. Sears' parent company, Sears Holdings, is contributing to building stronger families and communities in many different ways

tags: jewelry, retail, retailer

ten thousand villages


At Ten Thousand Villages, we work with over 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring you fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more. As one of the world's oldest and largest fair trade organizations, we build long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wa...

tags: jewelry, handicrafts, handmade, home decor, gifts


jewelry, websites

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.

tags: jewelry, websites, handmade, crafts



Richemont has a long-standing commitment to doing business responsibly. Building trust in Our Maisons(R) – our operating companies and brands – lies at the heart of the way we work.

tags: jewelry, watches

blue nile

jewelry, websites

Our quality standards are among the highest of all jewelers. At Blue Nile, shopping is risk-free because you've come directly to the finest loose diamonds and jewelry available. We use only the finest materials to create jewelry with exceptional craftsmanship. We're confident that you won't find a better diamond or piece of jewelry for the price.

tags: jewelry, websites

tiffany & co.


Tiffany & Co. publicly-and actively-opposes inappropriate mine development and human rights violations. At the same time, we uphold conservation principles in environments for which sustainability is a concern.

tags: jewelry, diamonds

ultra stores


All diamonds purchased at an Ultra store are conflict-free. Ultra Stores, Inc. and all of its vendors work in accordance with and adhere to the Kimberly Process.

tags: jewelry

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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, ...

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

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

Sears Holdings Targets Procurement To Cut Carbon Footprint

From procurementleaders.com (unverified), September 22, 2010

Waste Management

North American retail group Sears Holdings Corporation has targeted its procurement function as part of programme to reduce the company's carbon footprint.

in this article: sears holdings

Chocolate Wrapper That Grows Into Flowers!

From marksandspencer.com (unverified), March 12, 2010

Resource Management

M&S is launching the first chocolate wrapper that will grow into flowers on the UK High Street. The paper packaging which is impregnated with seeds will grow into ‘Candytuft’

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Walmart, Target Pull Lead-Tainted Toddler Chairs, Jewelry Beads

From greenbiz.com (verified), October 17, 2010

Product Safety

Walmart and Target have pulled chairs, kid's boxing gloves and foam beads from their store shelves after tests showed they violate federal lead limits.

in this article: wal-mart, target

IBM, Esty Form All-Star Business Team To Develop Green Innovations

From greenbiz.com (verified), June 24, 2010

Resource Management

IBM and consulting firm Esty Environmental Partners (EEP) launched the Sustainability Innovators Working Group this week to push the envelope on developing new management systems and approaches to corporate sustainability.

in this article: ibm, etsy.com

Walmart Yanks Miley Cyrus Jewelry After Report Of Cadmium Threat

From greenbiz.com (verified), May 19, 2010

Product Safety

Walmart agreed to pull a line of toxic cadmium-laced jewelry from its shelves on Wednesday within hours of a press report suggesting the company sold the wares despite knowing they were tainted as early as February.

in this article: wal-mart