By Anthony Capkun
January 23, 2014 – Corporate Knights—a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company—released its Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index for 2014, and a few familiar industry players are on the list.
“Schneider Electric progresses again in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chair and CEO, Schneider Electric (photo). “Integrating the Top 10 ranking this year and emerging as the leader in our industry is a strong incentive and encouragement to increase our engagement in sustainability.”
Inclusion in the Global 100 index is determined using 12 quantitative sustainability indicators, including the amount of revenue companies generate per unit of energy consumption, the ratio of CEO to average worker salary, and lost-time injury rate.
“The Global 100 follows a rules-based index construction methodology,” said Doug Morrow, managing director at Corporate Knights. “We unpackage ‘sustainability’ into its component parts, and build the index from the ground up using clearly defined ratios and performance indicators.”