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The 100 most sustainable corporations of 2022

Which companies earned a spot on Corporate Knights' index of the world's greenest firms?

Global 100 most sustainable corporations

Corporate Knights’ 2022 ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations is based on a rigorous assessment of nearly 7,000 public companies with revenue over US$1 billion.

2022 G100 Rank2021 G100 RankCompanyCountryClimate commitmentsOverall Score
121Vestas Wind Systems A/SDenmark 1.5°C, SBTiA+
224Chr Hansen Holding A/SDenmark 1.5°C, SBTiA
343Autodesk IncUnited States of America SBTiA
41Schneider Electric SEFrance 1.5°C, SBTiA
540City Developments LtdSingapore 1.5°C, SBTiA
69American Water Works Company IncUnited States of America A
72Orsted A/SDenmark 1.5°C, SBTiA-
812Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLCUnited Kingdom SBTiA-
955Dassault Systemes SEFrance 1.5°C, SBTiA-
1018Brambles LtdAustralia 1.5°C, SBTiA-
1157Sims LtdAustralia A-
1238Johnson Controls International PLCIreland 1.5°C, SBTiB+
12*7Kering SAFrance SBTi, FCCAB+
1393Koninklijke KPN NVNetherlands 1.5°C, SBTiB+
146McCormick & Company IncUnited States of America SBTiB+
15Schnitzer Steel Industries IncUnited States of America B+
1645Transcontinental IncCanada B+
175Stantec IncCanada 1.5°C, SBTiB+
1817Cascades IncCanada SBTiB+
19Evoqua Water Technologies CorpUnited States of America SBTiB+
20Beijing Enterprises Water Group LtdHong Kong B+
213Banco do Brasil SABrazil 1.5°C, SBTiB+
2251Sekisui Chemical Co LtdJapan 1.5°C, SBTiB+
23Engie Brasil Energia SABrazil B+
244Neste OyjFinland B+
2519Iberdrola SASpain 1.5°C, SBTiB+
2670Xerox Holdings CorpUnited States of America SBTiB
27Salesforce.Com IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiB
2813Cisco Systems IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiB
2939Alstom SAFrance SBTiB
31†Legrand SAFrance 1.5°C, SBTiB
3216Eisai Co LtdJapan 1.5°C, SBTiB
33Ecolab IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiB
34Canadian Pacific Railway LtdCanada SBTiB
3536Novozymes A/SDenmark 1.5°C, SBTiB
3690Alphabet IncUnited States of America B-
3727Verbund AGAustria B-
3895Workday IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiB-
39SunPower CorpUnited States of America B-
408Metso Outotec CorpFinland SBTiB-
4129IGM Financial IncCanada NZAMB-
42Xinyi Solar Holdings LtdChina B-
43Sprouts Farmers Market IncUnited States of America B-
4420TSMCTaiwan B-
4562Vitasoy International Holdings LtdHong Kong B-
4660Samsung SDI Co LtdSouth Korea B-
47LONGi Green Energy Technology Co LtdChina 1.5°C, SBTiB-
48Apple IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiB-
4954Telus CorpCanada 1.5°C, SBTiB-
5050HP IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiB-
51Atea ASANorway SBTiB-
5297Tesla IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiB-
5341Konica Minolta IncJapan SBTiB-
5430Hewlett Packard Enterprise CoUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiC+
5584SAP SEGermany 1.5°C, SBTiC+
55*14Storebrand ASANorway 1.5°C, SBTi, NZAM, NZAOC+
55*69Sun Life Financial IncCanada NZAMC+
56Koninklijke Philips NVNetherlands 1.5°C, SBTiC+
5734Arcelik ASTurkey 1.5°C, SBTiC+
58Citrix Systems IncUnited States of America SBTiC+
59UniCredit SpAItaly NZBAC+
6067Commerzbank AGGermany SBTi, NZAM, NZBAC+
6137ING Groep NVNetherlands NZAMC+
62Quadient SAFrance C+
6388Henkel AG & Co KgaAGermany 1.5°C, SBTi, NZAMC+
6459Intel CorpUnited States of America C+
66†77Prologis IncUnited States of America SBTiC+
6765Sanofi SAFrance 1.5°C, SBTiC+
6874Analog Devices IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiC+
6987Kesko OyjFinland 1.5°C, SBTiC+
7086Nordea Bank AbpFinland NZAM, NZAO, NZBAC+
7144National Australia Bank LtdAustralia C+
7280StarHub LtdSingapore C+
7392Industria de Diseno Textil SASpain SBTi, FCCAC+
7491Teck Resources LtdCanada C
7558CapitaLand Investment LtdSingapore SBTiC
7646BNP Paribas SAFrance SBTi, NZAM, NZAO, NZBAC
77Puma SEGermany SBTi, FCCAC
7879Unilever PLCUnited Kingdom 1.5°C, SBTiC
79Gildan Activewear IncCanada C
8047Bank of MontrealCanada NZAM, NZAOC
8168Cogeco Communications IncCanada 1.5°C, SBTiC
8276Adidas AGGermany SBTi, FCCAC
83Coloplast A/SDenmark 1.5°C, SBTiC
8435BT Group PLCUnited Kingdom 1.5°C, SBTiC-
86†73Agnico Eagle Mines LtdCanada C-
8778Lenovo Group LtdChinaSBTiC-
8842Natura & Co Holding SABrazil 1.5°C, SBTiC-
89Campbell Soup CoUnited States of America SBTiC-
9056Intesa Sanpaolo SpAItaly NZAM, NZAO, NZBAC-
9182AstraZeneca PLCUnited Kingdom 1.5°C, SBTiC-
92KBC Groep NVBelgium C-
9349Allianz SEGermany SBTi, NZAM, NZAOC-
94Aster DM Healthcare LtdIndia D+
9589Telefonaktiebolaget LM EricssonSweden 1.5°C, SBTiD+
9675Pearson PLCUnited Kingdom 1.5°C, SBTiD+
97Biogen IncUnited States of America 1.5°C, SBTiD+
9899Canadian Tire Corporation LtdCanada D
99LG Electronics IncSouth Korea 1.5°C, SBTiD
10094Byd Co LtdChina D-
* Tie
† Rank 30 and 85 updated due to data correction

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Global 100 companies prove sustainability is good for business.

Climate commitment  
Business Ambition for 1.5C 1.5°C
Science Based Targets initiative SBTi
Fashion Charter for Climate Action FCCA
Net-Zero Asset Managers Initiative NZAM
Net-Zero Asset Owners Alliance NZAO
Net-Zero Banking Alliance NZBA

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Wind giant Vestas sweeps into top spot on Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world

Methodology

All companies are scored on applicable metrics relative to their peers, with 50% of the weight assigned to Clean Revenue and Clean Investment. Nine of the indicators have fixed weights; the rest are assigned weights according to each industry’s relative impact in relation to the overall economy. After quantitatively analyzing data for 23 key performance indicators, using the Corporate Knights methodology, this year’s overall scores were converted to letter grades.

Country: Country in which company is headquartered
Peer Group: Peer group against which company was rated (based on the Corporate Knights Peer Groups)
Peer Group Rank: Company’s ranking in peer group
Carbon Productivity Score: Based on company’s revenue to Scope 1+2 CO2e ratio
% Taxes Paid: Based on company’s cash taxes paid to profit ratio over past five years
CEO–Average Worker Pay Ratio: Ratio of CEO compensation to average worker’s compensation
% Non-Male Board Directors: % of board of directors who are not male
% Clean Revenue: % of revenue earned from products and services that are categorized as “clean” under the Corporate Knights Clean Taxonomy
% Clean Investment: % of capital expenditures, R&D and acquisitions that are categorized as “clean” under the Corporate Knights Clean Taxonomy
Overall Score: The weighted average percentile rank scores across up to 23 metrics

A+ Awarded to the top company
A Above 75%
A- 70–75%
B+ 65–70%
B 60–65%
B- 55–60%
C+ 50–55%
C 45–50%
C- 40–45%
D+ 35–40%
D 30–35%
D- 25–30%

Complete methodology can be viewed here.

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