West Michigan employers rank among 'Best Corporate Citizens'
A publication has named three employers in West Michigan among the tops for corporate responsibility.
Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corporation, Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company and New York-based Pfizer — which has a large West Michigan presence — were ranked among the 2019 “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine, or CR Magazine, this month.
“We believe transparency matters — to advance accountability, drive progress, build trust and raise standards,” CR Magazine’s editors say.
“Over the ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’' 20-year history, corporate responsibility and sustainability has mainstreamed. … We welcome this progress.”
To create the ranking, CR Magazine’s research partner ISS-ESG evaluated the 1,000 largest U.S. companies on their environmental, social and governance disclosure and performance using publicly available data, such as company websites, corporate reports and 10-Ks, and “reputable” third-party firms.
Information in various categories was considered: actions toward climate change and the environment; finances; governance; human rights; employee, stakeholder and public relations.
The companies were then ranked by weighted averages across the pillars and given an overall score.
The full ranking is available online.
1. Owens Corning
3. General Mills
4. Campbell Soup
Other Michigan companies
24. General Motors