in 2014, Umicore #9 and UCB #18 elected most sustainable corporations in the world

Umicore #9 (down from #1) and UCB #18 (previous #72)  most sustainable corporations in the world based on their performance on social, environmental and strategic governance issues.

Corporate social responsibility - 107538509 - credits: shutterstock.com

Corporate social responsibility – 107538509 – credits: shutterstock.com

“Corporate Knights (CK) is a media, research and financial information products company based in Toronto, Canada, that’s focused on promoting an economic system where prices fully incorporate social, economic and ecological costs and benefits, and market participants are clearly aware of the consequences of their actions… In 2005, CK started the first annual list of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies …The Global 100 seeks to mainstream sustainability in the business community to demonstrate that large, successful companies in a range of industries can be fiscally responsible, financially successful and focused on sustainability.” [1]

12 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) serve as selection criteria for the Global 100 Index:

  • 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
  • Clean capitalism pay link

In 2014 , two Belgian companies Umicore and UCB are elected amongst the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world based on their performance on social, environmental and strategic governance issues; Congratulations!

[1] Corporate knight, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_Knights

[2] Global 100 index http://bit.ly/1aNjcYa

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