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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 RankCompanyHeadquarters CityClimate commitmentsOverall Score
121Vestas Wind Systems A/SAarhus1.5°C, SBTiA+
224Chr Hansen Holding A/SHorsholm1.5°C, SBTiA
343Autodesk IncSan RafaelSBTiA
41Schneider Electric SERueil-Malmaison1.5°C, SBTiA
540City Developments LtdSingapore1.5°C, SBTiA
69American Water Works Company IncCamden (U.S.)A
72Orsted A/SFredericia1.5°C, SBTiA-
812Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLCBrentford (U.K.)SBTiA-
955Dassault Systemes SEVélizy-Villacoublay1.5°C, SBTiA-
1018Brambles LtdSydney1.5°C, SBTiA-
1157Sims LtdMascotA-
1238Johnson Controls International PLCCork1.5°C, SBTiB+
12*7Kering SAParisSBTi, FCCAB+
1393Koninklijke KPN NVRotterdam1.5°C, SBTiB+
146McCormick & Company IncHunt ValleySBTiB+
15Schnitzer Steel Industries IncPortlandB+
1645Transcontinental IncMontrealB+
175Stantec IncEdmonton1.5°C, SBTiB+
1817Cascades IncKingsey FallsSBTiB+
19Evoqua Water Technologies CorpPittsburghSBTiB+
20Beijing Enterprises Water Group LtdWan ChaiB+
213Banco do Brasil SABrasília1.5°C, SBTiB+
2251Sekisui Chemical Co LtdOsaka1.5°C, SBTiB+
23Engie Brasil Energia SAFlorianópolisB+
244Neste OyjEspooB+
2519Iberdrola SABilbao1.5°C, SBTiB+
2670Xerox Holdings CorpNorwalkSBTiB
27Salesforce.Com IncSan Francisco1.5°C, SBTiB
2813Cisco Systems IncSan Jose1.5°C, SBTiB
2939Alstom SASt OuenSBTiB
31†Legrand SALimoges1.5°C, SBTiB
3216Eisai Co LtdTokyo1.5°C, SBTiB
33Ecolab IncSaint Paul1.5°C, SBTiB
34Canadian Pacific Railway LtdCalgarySBTiB
3536Novozymes A/SBagsvaerd1.5°C, SBTiB
3690Alphabet IncMountain ViewB-
3727Verbund AGViennaB-
3895Workday IncPleasanton1.5°C, SBTiB-
39SunPower CorpSan JoseB-
408Metso Outotec CorpHelsinkiSBTiB-
4129IGM Financial IncWinnipegNZAMB-
42Xinyi Solar Holdings LtdWuhuB-
43Sprouts Farmers Market IncPhoenixB-
4420TSMCHsinchu CityB-
4562Vitasoy International Holdings LtdHong Kong SARB-
4660Samsung SDI Co LtdYongin-SiB-
47LONGi Green Energy Technology Co LtdXi'an1.5°C, SBTiB-
48Apple IncCupertino1.5°C, SBTiB-
4954Telus CorpVancouver1.5°C, SBTiB-
5050HP IncPalo Alto1.5°C, SBTiB-
51Atea ASAOsloSBTiB-
5297Tesla IncAustin1.5°C, SBTiB-
5341Konica Minolta IncTokyoSBTiB-
5430Hewlett Packard Enterprise CoHouston1.5°C, SBTiC+
5584SAP SEWalldorf1.5°C, SBTiC+
55*14Storebrand ASALysaker1.5°C, SBTi, NZAM, NZAOC+
55*69Sun Life Financial IncTorontoNZAMC+
56Koninklijke Philips NVAmsterdam1.5°C, SBTiC+
5734Arcelik ASIstanbul1.5°C, SBTiC+
58Citrix Systems IncFort LauderdaleSBTiC+
59UniCredit SpAMilanNZBAC+
6067Commerzbank AGFrankfurt am MainSBTi, NZAM, NZBAC+
6137ING Groep NVAmsterdamNZAMC+
62Quadient SABagneuxC+
6388Henkel AG & Co KgaADüsseldorf1.5°C, SBTi, NZAMC+
6459Intel CorpSanta ClaraC+
66†77Prologis IncSan FranciscoSBTiC+
6765Sanofi SAParis1.5°C, SBTiC+
6874Analog Devices IncWilmington1.5°C, SBTiC+
6987Kesko OyjHelsinki1.5°C, SBTiC+
7086Nordea Bank AbpHelsinkiNZAM, NZAO, NZBAC+
7144National Australia Bank LtdMelbourneC+
7280StarHub LtdSingaporeC+
7392Industria de Diseno Textil SACorunnaSBTi, FCCAC+
7491Teck Resources LtdVancouverC
7558CapitaLand Investment LtdSingaporeSBTiC
7646BNP Paribas SAParisSBTi, NZAM, NZAO, NZBAC
77Puma SEHerzogenaurachSBTi, FCCAC
7879Unilever PLCLondon (U.K.)1.5°C, SBTiC
79Gildan Activewear IncMontrealC
8047Bank of MontrealMontrealNZAM, NZAOC
8168Cogeco Communications IncMontreal1.5°C, SBTiC
8276Adidas AGHerzogenaurachSBTi, FCCAC
83Coloplast A/SHumlebæk1.5°C, SBTiC
8435BT Group PLCLondon (U.K.)1.5°C, SBTiC-
86†73Agnico Eagle Mines LtdTorontoC-
8778Lenovo Group LtdQuarry BaySBTiC-
8842Natura & Co Holding SASão Paulo1.5°C, SBTiC-
89Campbell Soup CoCamden (U.S.)SBTiC-
9056Intesa Sanpaolo SpATurinNZAM, NZAO, NZBAC-
9182AstraZeneca PLCCambridge (U.K.)1.5°C, SBTiC-
92KBC Groep NVBrusselsC-
9349Allianz SEMunichSBTi, NZAM, NZAOC-
94Aster DM Healthcare LtdDubaiD+
9589Telefonaktiebolaget LM EricssonStockholm1.5°C, SBTiD+
9675Pearson PLCLondon (U.K.)1.5°C, SBTiD+
97Biogen IncCambridge (U.S.)1.5°C, SBTiD+
9899Canadian Tire Corporation LtdTorontoD
99LG Electronics IncSeoul1.5°C, SBTiD
10094Byd Co LtdShenzhenD-
* Tie
† Rank 30 and 85 updated due to data correction

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Climate commitment 
Business Ambition for 1.5C1.5°C
Science Based Targets initiativeSBTi
Fashion Charter for Climate ActionFCCA
Net-Zero Asset Managers InitiativeNZAM
Net-Zero Asset Owners AllianceNZAO
Net-Zero Banking AllianceNZBA

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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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