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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/SDenmark1.5°C, SBTiA+
224Chr Hansen Holding A/SDenmark1.5°C, SBTiA
343Autodesk IncUnited States of AmericaSBTiA
41Schneider Electric SEFrance1.5°C, SBTiA
540City Developments LtdSingapore1.5°C, SBTiA
69American Water Works Company IncUnited States of AmericaA
72Orsted A/SDenmark1.5°C, SBTiA-
812Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLCUnited KingdomSBTiA-
955Dassault Systemes SEFrance1.5°C, SBTiA-
1018Brambles LtdAustralia1.5°C, SBTiA-
1157Sims LtdAustraliaA-
1238Johnson Controls International PLCIreland1.5°C, SBTiB+
12*7Kering SAFranceSBTi, FCCAB+
1393Koninklijke KPN NVNetherlands1.5°C, SBTiB+
146McCormick & Company IncUnited States of AmericaSBTiB+
15Schnitzer Steel Industries IncUnited States of AmericaB+
1645Transcontinental IncCanadaB+
175Stantec IncCanada1.5°C, SBTiB+
1817Cascades IncCanadaSBTiB+
19Evoqua Water Technologies CorpUnited States of AmericaSBTiB+
20Beijing Enterprises Water Group LtdHong KongB+
213Banco do Brasil SABrazil1.5°C, SBTiB+
2251Sekisui Chemical Co LtdJapan1.5°C, SBTiB+
23Engie Brasil Energia SABrazilB+
244Neste OyjFinlandB+
2519Iberdrola SASpain1.5°C, SBTiB+
2670Xerox Holdings CorpUnited States of AmericaSBTiB
27Salesforce.Com IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiB
2813Cisco Systems IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiB
2939Alstom SAFranceSBTiB
31†Legrand SAFrance1.5°C, SBTiB
3216Eisai Co LtdJapan1.5°C, SBTiB
33Ecolab IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiB
34Canadian Pacific Railway LtdCanadaSBTiB
3536Novozymes A/SDenmark1.5°C, SBTiB
3690Alphabet IncUnited States of AmericaB-
3727Verbund AGAustriaB-
3895Workday IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiB-
39SunPower CorpUnited States of AmericaB-
408Metso Outotec CorpFinlandSBTiB-
4129IGM Financial IncCanadaNZAMB-
42Xinyi Solar Holdings LtdChinaB-
43Sprouts Farmers Market IncUnited States of AmericaB-
4420TSMCTaiwanB-
4562Vitasoy International Holdings LtdHong KongB-
4660Samsung SDI Co LtdSouth KoreaB-
47LONGi Green Energy Technology Co LtdChina1.5°C, SBTiB-
48Apple IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiB-
4954Telus CorpCanada1.5°C, SBTiB-
5050HP IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiB-
51Atea ASANorwaySBTiB-
5297Tesla IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiB-
5341Konica Minolta IncJapanSBTiB-
5430Hewlett Packard Enterprise CoUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiC+
5584SAP SEGermany1.5°C, SBTiC+
55*14Storebrand ASANorway1.5°C, SBTi, NZAM, NZAOC+
55*69Sun Life Financial IncCanadaNZAMC+
56Koninklijke Philips NVNetherlands1.5°C, SBTiC+
5734Arcelik ASTurkey1.5°C, SBTiC+
58Citrix Systems IncUnited States of AmericaSBTiC+
59UniCredit SpAItalyNZBAC+
6067Commerzbank AGGermanySBTi, NZAM, NZBAC+
6137ING Groep NVNetherlandsNZAMC+
62Quadient SAFranceC+
6388Henkel AG & Co KgaAGermany1.5°C, SBTi, NZAMC+
6459Intel CorpUnited States of AmericaC+
66†77Prologis IncUnited States of AmericaSBTiC+
6765Sanofi SAFrance1.5°C, SBTiC+
6874Analog Devices IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiC+
6987Kesko OyjFinland1.5°C, SBTiC+
7086Nordea Bank AbpFinlandNZAM, NZAO, NZBAC+
7144National Australia Bank LtdAustraliaC+
7280StarHub LtdSingaporeC+
7392Industria de Diseno Textil SASpainSBTi, FCCAC+
7491Teck Resources LtdCanadaC
7558CapitaLand Investment LtdSingaporeSBTiC
7646BNP Paribas SAFranceSBTi, NZAM, NZAO, NZBAC
77Puma SEGermanySBTi, FCCAC
7879Unilever PLCUnited Kingdom1.5°C, SBTiC
79Gildan Activewear IncCanadaC
8047Bank of MontrealCanadaNZAM, NZAOC
8168Cogeco Communications IncCanada1.5°C, SBTiC
8276Adidas AGGermanySBTi, FCCAC
83Coloplast A/SDenmark1.5°C, SBTiC
8435BT Group PLCUnited Kingdom1.5°C, SBTiC-
86†73Agnico Eagle Mines LtdCanadaC-
8778Lenovo Group LtdChinaSBTiC-
8842Natura & Co Holding SABrazil1.5°C, SBTiC-
89Campbell Soup CoUnited States of AmericaSBTiC-
9056Intesa Sanpaolo SpAItalyNZAM, NZAO, NZBAC-
9182AstraZeneca PLCUnited Kingdom1.5°C, SBTiC-
92KBC Groep NVBelgiumC-
9349Allianz SEGermanySBTi, NZAM, NZAOC-
94Aster DM Healthcare LtdIndiaD+
9589Telefonaktiebolaget LM EricssonSweden1.5°C, SBTiD+
9675Pearson PLCUnited Kingdom1.5°C, SBTiD+
97Biogen IncUnited States of America1.5°C, SBTiD+
9899Canadian Tire Corporation LtdCanadaD
99LG Electronics IncSouth Korea1.5°C, SBTiD
10094Byd Co LtdChinaD-
* 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 1.5C1.5°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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