Earlier today, Corporate Knights released its 11th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the annual list of Canada’s top corporate citizens. Co-operatives took the top three spots with Desjardins Group, Vancity and Co-operators Group ranking one, two and three respectively.
Corporate Knights looks at organizations' environmental footprint (carbon, water, waste and energy use), as well as pension fund quality, board diversity, ration of high-paid executive to average worker pay, tax dollar generation, renewable energy investments (within the financial sector) and respect for human rights (the mining sector).
Mountain Equipment Co-op fell well inside the top ten, ranking 6th on the list.
For the full Best 50 list, to find out more about the state of Canadian corporate citizenship, as well as a spotlight on Desjardins Group, click here.