CR Magazine Reveals 2016 Ladder Awards Winners

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 16, 2016)Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today the winners of the 2016 Ladder Awards—the companies that have advanced the most places in the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and made the most dramatic developments in their commitment to corporate responsibility and social impact.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures—harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index. The Ladder Awards further breaks down the list into the companies within the 100 Best that have moved the most spots.

The top five on the 2016 list includes:

• VF Corp.
• Qualcomm, Inc.
• Baker Hughes Inc.
• Carnival Corp.

“One can think of corporate responsibility as striving or climbing to a perfect balance between business needs and positive social contribution,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. “The Ladder Awards recognizes organizations that are ascending in their efforts to be more responsible companies—this award recognizes those that have climbed the most ‘rungs’ in a single year. We congratulate all of them on their commitment to corporate responsibility and their success at program improvement.”

CR Magazine is America’s leading voice on corporate responsibility, providing case studies, analyzing best practices, and tracking trends in the five primary segments of CR: energy and the environment, risk management, governance and compliance, employee relations, and human rights.

For access to all of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens Lists, visit

For more information, please contact Allie WIlliams of SharedXpertise at 215-606-9523 or

About Corporate Responsibility Magazine:
SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (, the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s List, which has been ranked one of America’s three most-important business rankings according to PR Week.

SharedXpertise alongside the Corporate Responsibility Association ( are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List:
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to 260 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA).


Posted December 16, 2016 in Uncategorized