10 Most Sustainable Countries from the Global 100
As a Canadian call centre that prides itself on its CSR business values we always enjoy reporting on related business rankings to see how our country and fellow businesses place on the world’s stage. We’ve explored this topic in posts like best Corporate Citizens in Canada 2012, the Top Organizations for Employee Engagement, the Greenest Canadian Employers, the Top Diversity Employers in Canada, the Top Canadian CSR Business List, Canada’s Top Employers for 2013, the top Canadian boards according to gender representation, the Top Canadian Boards According to Visible Minority and Aboriginal Representation, the Top Sustainable Companies, the best corporate citizens list, the top countries for Clean Capitalism, the Green Business Leaders for 2013, the 10 Green Business Leaders, the B Corp Best for the World List, the top foreign corporate citizens in Canada, the most reputable companies, the most visible companies with the best reputation, the top 10 North American retailers for Carbon Productivity and the best green global retailers. Today I’ll be adding the 10 most sustainable countries as reflected in the 10th annual Global 100 clean capitalism report released by Corporate Knights (CK), a Toronto-based “media, research and financial products company focused on quantifying and animating clean capitalism drivers for decision makers.” I wrote about this report last week when I featured the 10 Most Sustainable Companies from the Global 100.
“The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (the Global 100) is the world’s pre-eminent sustainability equity index.”
The 12 KPI that form the basis of the methodology for this report are Energy Productivity, Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Innovation Capacity, Percentage Tax Paid, CEO to Average Worker Pay, Pension Fund Status, Safety Performance, Employee Turnover, Leadership Diversity and Clean Capitalism Pay Link. “All companies from the Global 100 starting universe that make the Global 100 Shortlist are scored on (a maximum of) 12 KPIs. In essence, these 12 KPIs serve as selection criteria for the Global 100 Index.” Based on this data compilation, the 10 most sustainable countries represented in 10th annual Global 100 are:
- 1) USA – Number of companies on the list: 18
- 2) Canada – Number of companies on the list: 13
- 3) France – Number of companies on the list: 8
- 3) United Kingdom – Number of companies on the list: 8
- 5) Germany – Number of companies on the list: 7
- 6) Australia – Number of companies on the list: 5
- 6) Japan – Number of companies on the list: 5
- 6) Sweden – Number of companies on the list: 5
- 6) Switzerland – Number of companies on the list: 5
- 10) Netherlands – Number of companies on the list: 4
- 10) Singapore – Number of companies on the list: 4
It should be noted that the number of companies from the US went from 10 to 18 in 2014. Canada added 3 companies to the top 100 versus its 2013 total of 10. While the total companies of these two countries increased over the last year, the report states that “there’s no indication that U.S. or Canadian companies benefited from any specific government policies.” This goes to show that companies do not necessarily require, or are motivated by, government incentive to strive for and achieve greater sustainability standards.
Congrats to all the Canadian businesses that made the list for being both sustainable and transparent. Here’s to an improved presence of Canadian businesses on next year’s list. Hopefully one day we’ll even see Miratel’s name on this great list.
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