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Most sustainable companies

Blaming huge corporations for denying climate science and contributing to pollution is a common thread in the discourse around climate change, from studies on carbon emissions to the Exxon Knew campaign.  While many top companies continue to extract and emit fossil fuels at high rates, however, others are working to counteract the rising tide of climate change through programs that emphasize clean energy.  In fact, nearly half of all Fortune 500 companies and two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies have set renewable energy goals and are committing to use wind, solar, or other forms of clean energy instead of fossil fuels.

But which companies are making the biggest strides towards environmental protection?  A recent report from Corporate Knights answers that question through a rigorous ranking system that has determined the 100 most sustainable corporations.  The list consists of publicly-listed companies from all industries and locations with gross revenues of over $1 billion, all of which were screened for sustainability disclosure practices and financial health.  Rankings were based on several factors, most prominently including KPI (Key Performance Indicator) metrics generated from ratios of a company’s revenue to different types of emissions, financial and employee management, and “clean revenue,” or percentage of a company’s total revenue determined “clean” by national bureaus such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  All information used in the rankings was taken from publicly disclosed data, then verified for companies on the top 100 list.  The higher the final ranking, the more sustainable the company.

Click through the slideshow to find out which global corporations are doing the most to utilize renewable energy and work against climate change, as well as details about how each corporation is working towards its sustainability goals.

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Wikipedia

#100: City Developments

Overall Score: 54.10%
Country: Singapore
Industry: Real Estate Management & Development

 

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Pexels

#99: Derwent London

Overall Score: 54.30%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

 

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Pixabay

#98: CapitaLand

Overall Score: 55.10%
Country: Singapore
Industry: Real Estate Management & Development

 

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Scottish & Southern Energy

#97: SSE

Overall Score: 56.80%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Electric Utilities

 

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Garvarduniversity // Wikimedia

#96: Vestas Wind Systems

Overall Score: 58.30%
Country: Denmark
Industry: Electrical Equipment

 

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Torsade de Pointes // Wikimedia Commons

#95: Umicore

Overall Score: 59.20%
Country: Belgium
Industry: Chemicals

 

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Pexels

#94: Suez

Overall Score: 59.30%
Country: France
Industry: Multi-Utilities

 

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Max Pixel

#93: Posco

Overall Score: 59.50%
Country: South Korea
Industry: Metals & Mining

 

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Luis García // Wikimedia Commons

#92: Johnson & Johnson

Overall Score: 59.60%
Country: United States
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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ma luyao // Wikimedia Commons

#91: Syngenta

Overall Score: 59.70%
Country: Switzerland
Industry: Chemicals

 

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Geograph

#90: Renault

Overall Score: 59.70%
Country: France
Industry: Automobiles

 

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Denis Deschenes // Wikimedia Commons

#89: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Overall Score: 60.00%
Country: Canada
Industry: Banks

 

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GeorgHH // Wikimedia Commons

#88: Wartsila

Overall Score: 60.10%
Country: Finland
Industry: Machinery

 

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Orkla Foods Norge // Wikimedia Commons

#87: Orkla

Overall Score: 60.40%
Country: Norway
Industry: Food Products

 

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Roman Hobler // Flickr

#86: Nordea Bank

Overall Score: 60.50%
Country: Sweden
Industry: Banks

 

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Martin Speck // Wikimedia Commons

#85: AXA

Overall Score: 60.60%
Country: France
Industry: Insurance

 

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Pexels

#84: L'Oreal

Overall Score: 60.70%
Country: France
Industry: Personal Products

 

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Aerovista Luchtfotografie // Shutterstock

#83: Akzo Nobel

Overall Score: 60.70%
Country: Netherlands
Industry: Chemicals

 

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Kevin Poh // Flickr

#82: Verbund

Overall Score: 60.90%
Country: Austria
Industry: Electric Utilities

 

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Jonathan Weiss // Shutterstock

#81: General Electric

Overall Score: 60.90%
Country: United States
Industry: Industrial Conglomerates

 

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Kgbo // Wikimedia Commons

#80: National Australia Bank

Overall Score: 61.30%
Country: Australia
Industry: Banks

 

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Ken Wolter // Shutterstock

#79: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Overall Score: 61.50%
Country: United States
Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

 

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Giligone // Wikimedia Commons

#78: Sun Life Financial

Overall Score: 61.50%
Country: Canada
Industry: Insurance

 

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Davi José Machado // Wikimedia Commons

#77: HP

Overall Score: 61.80%
Country: United States
Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

 

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João Paulo Chagas // Wikimedia Commons

#76: Banco Santander Brasil

Overall Score: 61.90%
Country: Brazil
Industry: Banks

 

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André-Pierre du Plessis // Flickr

#75: MetLife

Overall Score: 62.00%
Country: United States
Industry: Insurance

 

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CEphoto, Uwe Aranas // Wikimedia Commons

#74: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

Overall Score: 62.30%
Country: Taiwan
Industry: Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

 

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Pixabay

#73: Telus

Overall Score: 62.50%
Country: Canada
Industry: Diversified Telecommunication Services

 

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N509FZ // Wikimedia Commons

#72: Lenovo Group

Overall Score: 62.60%
Country: China
Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

 

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Rudolph Buch // Wikimedia Commons

#71: Allianz

Overall Score: 62.70%
Country: Germany
Industry: Insurance

 

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Pixabay

#70: Orsted

Overall Score: 63.00%
Country: Denmark
Industry: Electric Utilities

 

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Texas Instruments // Wikimedia Commons

#69: Texas Instruments

Overall Score: 63.00%
Country: United States
Industry: Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

 

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Wikipedia

#68: Nissan Motor Co

Overall Score: 63.10%
Country: Japan
Industry: Automobiles

 

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Max Pixel

#67: Coca-Cola European Partners

Overall Score: 63.20%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Beverages

 

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Pexels

#66: Chr. Hansen

Overall Score: 63.30%
Country: Denmark
Industry: Chemicals

 

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Roland Magnusson // Shutterstock

#65: Sandvik

Overall Score: 63.40%
Country: Sweden
Industry: Machinery

 

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Denis Linine // Shutterstock

#64: Novartis

Overall Score: 63.70%
Country: Switzerland
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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Singtel France // Wikimedia Commons

#63: Singapore Telecommunications

Overall Score: 63.70%
Country: Singapore
Industry: Diversified Telecommunication Services

 

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Luis García // Wikimedia Commons

#62: BT Group

Overall Score: 64.00%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Diversified Telecommunication Services

 

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Russell Trebor

#61: Diageo

Overall Score: 64.20%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Beverages

 

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Pixabay

#60: Daimler

Overall Score: 64.20%
Country: Germany
Industry: Automobiles

 

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jejim // Shutterstock

#59: NVIDIA

Overall Score: 64.40%
Country: United States
Industry: Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

 

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Khajonwit Somsri // Shutterstock

#58: Aberdeen Asset Management

Overall Score: 64.50%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Capital Markets

 

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Venturelli Luca // Shuterstock

#57: H & M Hennes & Mauritz

Overall Score: 65.10%
Country: Sweden
Industry: Specialty Retail

 

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Zarateman // Wikimedia Commons

#56: Acciona

Overall Score: 65.60%
Country: Spain
Industry: Electric Utilities

 

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Pixabay

#55: Sekisui Chemical

Overall Score: 65.60%
Country: Japan
Industry: Household Durables

 

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Tomasz Bidermann // Shutterstock

#54: ING Groep

Overall Score: 65.90%
Country: Netherlands
Industry: Banks

 

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Willy Barton // Shutterstock

#53: GlaxoSmithKline

Overall Score: 66.30%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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Engie Brasil Energia

#52: Engie Brasil Energia

Overall Score: 66.40%
Country: Brazil
Industry: Independent Power & Renewable Electricity Prod.

 

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ricochet64 // Shutterstock

#51: Legrand

Overall Score: 66.50%
Country: France
Industry: Electrical Equipment

 

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Epizentrum // Wikimedia Commons

#50: Nestle

Overall Score: 66.60%
Country: Switzerland
Industry: Food Products

 

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Marcos Elias de Oliveira Júnior // Wikimedia Commons

#49: Banco do Brasil

Overall Score: 66.60%
Country: Brazil
Industry: Banks

 

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Hans-Peter Bock hpbock@avaapgh.de // Wikimedia Commons

#48: Ingersoll-Rand

Overall Score: 66.70%
Country: United States
Industry: Machinery

 

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Good Free Photos

#47: Kering

Overall Score: 66.80%
Country: France
Industry: Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods

 

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Kaniwari // Wikimedia Commons

#46: Shinhan Financial Group

Overall Score: 67.00%
Country: South Korea
Industry: Banks

 

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KaiBorgeest // Wikimedia Commons

#45: Schneider Electric

Overall Score: 67.00%
Country: France
Industry: Electrical Equipment

 

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Lombroso // Wikimedia Commons

#44: Takeda Pharmaceutical

Overall Score: 67.40%
Country: Japan
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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photobyphm // Shutterstock

#43: Applied Materials

Overall Score: 67.40%
Country: United States
Industry: Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

 

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jejim // Shutterstock

#42: Analog Devices

Overall Score: 67.60%
Country: United States
Industry: Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

 

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Uccio “Uccio2” D'Ago… // Wikimedia Commons

#41: Intesa Sanpaolo

Overall Score: 68.00%
Country: Italy
Industry: Banks

 

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SCA

#40: Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

Overall Score: 68.00%
Country: Sweden
Industry: Household Products

 

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Sendelbach // Wikimedia Commons

#39: ABB

Overall Score: 68.10%
Country: Switzerland
Industry: Electrical Equipment

 

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Wikipedia

#38: Storebrand

Overall Score: 68.80%
Country: Norway
Industry: Insurance

 

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Jonathan Weiss // Shutterstock

#37: Eli Lilly

Overall Score: 69.30%
Country: United States
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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William Murphy // Wikimedia Commons

#36: BNP Paribas

Overall Score: 69.40%
Country: France
Industry: Banks

 

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Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine // Flickr

#35: Nokia

Overall Score: 69.60%
Country: Finland
Industry: Communications Equipment

 

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Roland Magnusson // Shutterstock

#34: AstraZeneca

Overall Score: 69.70%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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Davidlafay // Wikimedia Commons

#33: bioMerieux

Overall Score: 69.80%
Country: France
Industry: Health Care Equipment & Supplies

 

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Television Francaise

#32: Television Francaise

Overall Score: 69.90%
Country: France
Industry: Media

 

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Mstyslav Chernov

#31: Kesko

Overall Score: 70.20%
Country: Finland
Industry: Food & Staples Retailing

 

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Dontworry // Wikimedia Commons

#30: Deutsche Borse

Overall Score: 70.60%
Country: Germany
Industry: Capital Markets

 

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Halma

#29: Halma

Overall Score: 70.70%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

 

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Jonas Bergsten // Wikimedia

#28: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Overall Score: 70.80%
Country: Sweden
Industry: Communications Equipment

 

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Itron

#27: Itron

Overall Score: 71.10%
Country: United States
Industry: Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

 

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JiahuiH // Flickr

#26: Intel

Overall Score: 71.10%
Country: United States
Industry: Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

 

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Laurent Grassin // Flickr

#25: Vivendi

Overall Score: 71.10%
Country: France
Industry: Media

 

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Nils Versemann // Shutterstock

#24: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Overall Score: 71.50%
Country: Australia
Industry: Banks

 

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Wikipedia

#23: McCormick

Overall Score: 71.50%
Country: United States
Industry: Food Products

 

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ricochet64 // Shutterstock

#22: Sanofi SA

Overall Score: 71.90%
Country: France
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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JuliusKielaitis // Shutterstock

#21: Honda Motor Co

Overall Score: 71.90%
Country: Japan
Industry: Automobiles

 

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Pixabay

#20: Allergan

Overall Score: 72.20%
Country: United States
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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Christian van Elven // Flickr

#19: Koninklijke Philips

Overall Score: 72.50%
Country: Netherlands
Industry: Industrial Conglomerates

 

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Bruno Girin // Wikimedia Commons

#18: Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG

Overall Score: 73.00%
Country: Brazil
Industry: Electric Utilities

 

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Wikipedia

#17: Bayerische Motoren Werke

Overall Score: 73.20%
Country: Germany
Industry: Automobiles

 

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Ddraft

#16: Amadeus IT Group

Overall Score: 73.20%
Country: Spain
Industry: IT Services

 

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Dronepicr

#15: Pearson

Overall Score: 73.90%
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Media

 

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WAYHOME studio // Shutterstock

#14: Natura Cosmeticos

Overall Score: 74.10%
Country: Brazil
Industry: Personal Products

 

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Montgomery County Planning CommissionFollow // Flickr

#13: Merck

Overall Score: 74.30%
Country: United States
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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Mack Male // Flickr

#12: Enbridge

Overall Score: 74.90%
Country: Canada
Industry: Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

 

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Martin Kraft // Wikimedia Commons

#11: Aareal Bank

Overall Score: 75.40%
Country: Germany
Industry: Thrifts & Mortgage Finance

 

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Emmanuel DYAN // Flickr

#10: Samsung SDI

Overall Score: 75.80%
Country: South Korea
Industry: Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

 

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High Contrast // Wikimedia Commons

#9: Siemens

Overall Score: 76.70%
Country: Germany
Industry: Industrial Conglomerates

 

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Coolcaesar // Wikimedia Commons

#8: Autodesk

Overall Score: 76.90%
Country: United States
Industry: Software

 

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Ken Wolter // Shutterstock

#7: Cisco Systems

Overall Score: 77.00%
Country: United States
Industry: Communications Equipment

 

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Amundi // Wikimedia Commons

#6: Amundi

Overall Score: 77.80%
Country: France
Industry: Capital Markets

 

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Wikipedia

#5: Outotec

Overall Score: 78.30%
Country: Finland
Industry: Construction & Engineering

 

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Alina Zienowicz // Wikimedia Commons

#4: Ucb

Overall Score: 79.50%
Country: Belgium
Industry: Pharmaceuticals

 

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Grzegorz Czapski // Shutterstock

#3: Valeo

Overall Score: 83.60%
Country: France
Industry: Auto Components

 

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J-P Kärnä // Wikimedia Commons

#2: Neste

Overall Score: 85.20%
Country: Finland
Industry: Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

 

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360b // Shutterstock

#1: Dassault Systemes

Overall Score: 86.10%
Country: France
Industry: Software

 

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