Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
jc penney 83 87 83 87.1 +5 +0 128 31
officemax n/a n/a 86 85.6 +3.5 +0 39 9
marks & spencer n/a 96 82 85.5 +3.4 +0 223 45
kohl's 78 84 82 85.4 +3.3 +0 325 51
office depot n/a 82 86 85.0 +2.9 +0 126 28
staples n/a 85 85 84.6 +2.5 +0 235 44
sam's club 81 87 88 84.3 +2.2 +0 85 16
macy's 84 79 83 83.5 +1.4 +0 99 14
gap n/a 84 77 83.3 +1.2 +0 145 35
cvs 91 83 88 83.2 +1.1 +0 138 21
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**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average





At Wal-Mart, we're committed to acting as a globally responsible citizen, and we strive to improve the quality of life for our associates, customers and communities through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism.

tags: retail, store, stores, discount, superstore, supercenter, department



At Kohl's, we also strongly believe in supporting the communities we serve. We have an active commitment to improving the health and educational opportunities for children in Kohl's communities, as well as a dedication to others in need.

tags: retail, department store chain

best buy


Best Buy is committed to fueling our growth worldwide as a responsible, values-driven global corporation. This means that we aspire to have our employees, each day, make business decisions that are considerate of their economic value to our shareholders, the ethical responsibility of the enterprise and their impact on people, communities and the environment.

tags: retail


office supplies, retail

Staples SoulSM reflects our commitment to corporate responsibility. It's a holistic approach to business that recognizes the close connection between our financial success and our desire to make a positive impact on our associates, communities, and the planet by joining together the following areas: diversity, the environment, our community, and ethics. It's how we do business-that'...

tags: office supplies, retail


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


grocery stores, retail

At Sainsbury's we take a deep interest in the impact of our operations and this is as relevant today as it was in 1869 when we opened our first store to bring good-quality, safe food into the reach of poorer parts of London. Being a responsible retailer is part of our heritage and our customers continue to tell us that social, environmental and ethical concerns should remain at the core of ho...

tags: grocery stores, retail, supermarket, banking, grocery, supermarkets


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

home depot

appliances, hardware, retail

The Home Depot is built on the principle of creating value for our stockholders while never forgetting our values . We seek to be profitable, responsible and balance the needs of our communities.

tags: appliances, hardware, retail, home improvement, tools, lumber, building materials, paint, plumbing, flooring, garden supplies, plants

bj's wholesale club


Since we opened our very first Club 24 years ago, BJ's Wholesale Club has taken great pride in being a good corporate citizen. We've expressed that pride through our dedication to giving back to the communities we serve.

tags: retail, wholesale

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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, ...

Kohl's Department Stores Activates 100th Solar Location

From csrwire.com (verified), September 16, 2010

Resource Management

Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced that the company reached a new milestone in its industry-leading solar program by activating the solar panels at its 100th solar location in Mays Landing, N.J. earlier this month. Kohl's ...

in this article: kohl's

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

Wal-Mart To Pay $27.6 Million For Environmental Violations In California

From environmentalleader.com (verified), May 4, 2010

Waste Management

Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle charges that it violated California environmental laws by improperly handling, storing and disposing of hazardous materials, reports the Los Angeles Times. Materials included pesticides, chemicals, p...

in this article: wal-mart

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Donates $100,000 To American Red Cross For Flood Relief Efforts In Rhode Island

From csrwire.com (verified), April 5, 2010

Community Impact

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today that it is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts across Rhode Island.

in this article: cvs

Control4 Leads Consortium To Teach Consumers Why The Smart Grid Is Important

From venturebeat.com (verified), March 25, 2010

Resource Management

Spearheaded by the leadership team at Control4, maker of a home energy management and automation dashboard for regular consumers, the new Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) includes big names like General Electric, Best Buy, IBM, Silver Spring ...

in this article: ibm, general electric, best buy, control4, silver spring networks

LA Costco/Lowes Center Boasts 40% Water Savings

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

Resource Management

A new Costco/Lowe’s-anchored retail center in Los Angeles achieves 40 percent in water savings, compared to the baseline, said Vanessa Delgado of Primestor Development, which was involved in building the 343,000-square-foot center.

in this article: costco wholesale, lowe'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

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