Companies take responsibilities more seriously

UK
companies are getting more involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
according to the latest index by Business in the Community.

The
second Corporate Responsibility Index results have shown an increase of 14 per
cent in the number of companies participating, with the average score for the
Index up from 68 per cent to 80 per cent.

The
Corporate Responsibility Index has been developed to ensure a systematic
approach to managing, measuring and reporting on the various impacts that
companies have upon society and their environment.

Corporate
Responsibility Index 2003 Top 100

Rank    Company

1          National Grid Transco

2          BP

3          Unilever

4          Veolia Water UK

5          Aviva

6          Waste Recycling Group

7          Co-operative Bank

8          J Sainsbury

9          Barclays

10        Rolls-Royce Group

11        BT Group

12        ScottishPower

13        Lloyds TSB Group

14        Shields Environmental

15        Safeway

16        Rio Tinto

17        Imperial Chemical Industries

18        Marks & Spencer

19        Tesco

20        BHP Billiton

21        United Utilities

22        Friends Provident

23        Reed Elsevier

24        Allied Domecq

25        BOC Group

26        BAA

27        Royal Bank of Scotland Group

28        ISIS Asset Management

29        HBOS

30        Boots Group

31        Severn Trent

32        mmO2

33        Carillion

34        Diageo

35        Dow Chemical Company

36        RWE Innogy

37        KPMG

38        AstraZeneca 

39        3M

40        Co-operative Insurance Society

41        Lafarge Cement UK

42        BBC

43        BNFL

44        AWG

45        John Lewis Partnership

46        Reckitt Benckiser

47        Lonmin

48        Centrica

49        Cadbury Schweppes

50        Kingfisher

51        Northumbrian Water

52        ARM Holdings

53        Ford Motor Company

54        Serco Group

55        3i Group

56        AMEC 

57        Anglo American 

58        Southern Water

59        Hilton Group

60        Pearson

61        Deloitte

62        Vauxhall Motors

63        Pricewaterhouse Coopers

64        British Airways

65        UnumProvident

66        GKN

67        Cairn Energy

68        Novozymes A/S

69        BBA Group

70        Woolworths Group

71        GWR Group

72        Zurich Financial Services

73        Camelot Group

74        Workspace Group

75        Granada

76        Johnson Matthey

77        GUS

78        Shaftesbury

79        Tate & Lyle

80        JJB Sports 

81        Premier Oil

82        Scottish & Newcastle

83        Vodafone Group

84        Gallaher Group

85        Citigroup

86        Kelda Group

87        Unipart Group of Companies

88        Land Securities Group

89        Jarvis

90        BPB

91        Accenture

92        Invensys

93        Shire Pharmaceuticals Group

94        Berkeley Group

95        FirstGroup

96        Amersham 

97        Provident Financial

98        Associated British Ports Holdings

99        Aggregate Industries

100      Hammerson

By Ross Wigham

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