America's Most Responsible Companies 2020

Companies, we all know, need to make a profit to prosper and survive. Making a buck, after all, is important to investors, employees and vendors. But over the years, executives have come to realize that they need to do much more. That is, by giving back to the communities they operate in and standing up as good neighbors and citizens.

Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish our first ranking of America's Most Responsible Companies. As you will see from our description of the methodology, Statista worked from a universe of 2000 public companies to determine which firms were tops when it came to doing good.

Here are the 300 best.

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Rank
Company
State
Industry
Score
Environmental Score
Social Score
Corporate Governance
Score
1HPDelawareTechnology Hardware94.497.096.390.0
2CiscoCaliforniaTechnology Hardware91.294.287.092.4
3DellTexasTechnology Hardware90.396.681.792.6
4IntelCaliforniaTechnology Hardware90.075.994.2100.0
5MicrosoftWashingtonSoftware & Telecom89.788.787.792.7
6NVIDIACaliforniaTechnology Hardware89.179.888.499.3
7CitigroupNew YorkFinancial88.295.087.382.6
8General MillsMinnesotaConsumer Goods88.291.494.279.0
9ComericaMichiganFinancial87.681.490.391.3
10Jones Lang LaSalleIllinoisReal Estate & Housing86.488.686.683.9
11Lam ResearchCaliforniaTechnology Hardware86.186.978.992.6
12American ExpressNew YorkFinancial85.6100.075.081.9
13AmgenCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences85.178.689.187.8
14Procter & GambleOhioConsumer Goods84.884.285.485.0
15VMwareCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom84.692.676.484.7
16PVHNew YorkConsumer Goods83.893.574.283.9
17CumminsIndianaAutomotive & Components83.883.680.287.6
18Micron TechnologyIdahoTechnology Hardware83.771.981.298.1
19MetLifeNew YorkFinancial83.298.875.675.1
20Merck & CoNew JerseyHealth Care & Life Sciences83.073.281.494.4
21TargetMinnesotaRetail82.973.888.187.0
22Emerson ElectricMissouriCapital Goods82.974.884.389.7
23Huntington BancsharesOhioFinancial82.682.784.281.0
24Kellogg'sMichiganConsumer Goods82.561.4100.086.2
25Regeneron PharmaceuticalsNew YorkHealth Care & Life Sciences82.276.298.072.6
26SalesforceCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom81.971.888.985.0
27General MotorsMichiganAutomotive & Components81.580.485.678.5
28PrudentialNew JerseyFinancial81.391.584.068.5
29BDNew JerseyHealth Care & Life Sciences81.177.688.177.6
30QualcommCaliforniaTechnology Hardware80.881.673.986.9
31First SolarArizonaCapital Goods80.870.084.488.0
32ON SemiconductorArizonaTechnology Hardware80.765.782.394.3
33Hewlett Packard EnterpriseCaliforniaTechnology Hardware80.463.688.289.5
34BaxterIllinoisHealth Care & Life Sciences80.470.478.192.7
35International Flavors & FragrancesNew YorkMaterials80.272.679.288.8
36United TechnologiesConnecticutCapital Goods80.090.878.171.4
37Lincoln NationalPennsylvaniaFinancial79.898.780.760.0
38VisaCaliforniaFinancial79.783.275.880.4
39Newmont GoldcorpColoradoMaterials79.668.380.090.4
40Home DepotGeorgiaRetail79.576.378.683.8
41Kimco RealtyNew YorkReal Estate & Housing79.573.584.680.5
42Maxim IntegratedCaliforniaTechnology Hardware79.475.376.186.8
43CloroxCaliforniaConsumer Goods79.360.694.383.2
44NielsenNew YorkProfessional Services78.884.470.481.8
45State StreetMassachusettsFinancial78.785.383.267.7
46HasbroRhode IslandConsumer Goods78.778.389.168.7
47Kimberly-ClarkTexasConsumer Goods78.464.295.275.9
48Boston ScientificMassachusettsHealth Care & Life Sciences78.362.485.387.4
49Air ProductsPennsylvaniaMaterials78.266.087.081.8
50Waste ManagementTexasProfessional Services78.264.887.083.0
51Motorola SolutionsIllinoisTechnology Hardware78.161.784.688.2
52Northern TrustIllinoisFinancial78.068.183.982.0
53Best BuyMinnesotaRetail77.972.281.979.7
54WelltowerOhioReal Estate & Housing77.977.876.979.0
55XylemNew YorkCapital Goods77.864.279.290.1
563MMinnesotaCapital Goods77.557.190.984.7
57Lowe'sNorth CarolinaRetail77.562.088.981.6
58Applied MaterialsCaliforniaTechnology Hardware77.458.284.090.1
59CBRECaliforniaReal Estate & Housing77.467.288.077.1
60MastercardNew YorkFinancial77.469.681.081.6
61BorgWarnerMichiganAutomotive & Components77.064.773.093.4
62Fluor CorporationTexasCapital Goods76.982.479.369.0
63McCormickMarylandConsumer Goods76.881.878.470.3
64Voya FinancialNew YorkFinancial76.788.967.374.1
65Edwards LifesciencesCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences76.451.181.396.7
66Guess?CaliforniaRetail76.375.667.985.6
67IBMNew YorkSoftware & Telecom76.354.190.784.2
68AlcoaPennsylvaniaMaterials76.359.884.285.0
69CampbellNew JerseyConsumer Goods76.365.792.271.0
70WhirlpoolMichiganConsumer Goods76.376.074.078.9
71PNCPennsylvaniaFinancial76.278.381.569.0
72Eversource EnergyMassachusettsEnergy & Utilities76.260.990.976.8
73Nexteer AutomotiveMichiganAutomotive & Components76.167.871.489.2
74HersheyPennsylvaniaConsumer Goods76.060.196.571.4
75AT&TTexasSoftware & Telecom75.977.685.365.0
76Owens CorningOhioCapital Goods75.659.984.582.6
77WorkdayCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom75.669.577.879.7
78Bank of AmericaNorth CarolinaFinancial75.692.083.751.4
79Dick's Sporting GoodsPennsylvaniaRetail75.168.275.981.2
80TrinseoPennsylvaniaMaterials74.964.376.384.3
81Herman MillerMichiganConsumer Goods74.960.687.576.7
82Texas InstrumentsTexasTechnology Hardware74.962.786.075.9
83ConocoPhillipsTexasEnergy & Utilities74.951.286.686.9
84FedExTennesseeTravel, Transport & Logistics74.755.386.582.4
85SteelcaseMichiganConsumer Goods74.769.074.380.8
86AdobeCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom74.670.775.777.6
87NikeOregonConsumer Goods74.563.584.176.1
88GraingerIllinoisCapital Goods74.564.382.376.8
89BallColoradoMaterials74.471.769.282.5
90Eastman ChemicalTennesseeMaterials74.446.987.988.5
91SchlumbergerTexasEnergy & Utilities74.464.978.879.6
92S&P GlobalNew YorkFinancial74.469.482.771.1
93Goldman SachsNew YorkFinancial74.093.265.863.2
94Varian Medical SystemsCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences74.064.572.385.3
95XPO LogisticsConnecticutTravel, Transport & Logistics73.952.481.288.1
96Colgate-PalmoliveNew YorkConsumer Goods73.955.688.078.1
97American AirlinesTexasTravel, Transport & Logistics73.860.584.376.5
98Church & DwightNew JerseyConsumer Goods73.768.166.786.5
99OracleCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom73.772.869.778.6
100Hormel FoodsMinnesotaConsumer Goods73.654.286.879.9
101AMN HealthcareCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences73.558.486.675.5
102AutodeskCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom73.461.488.870.0
103AmerisourceBergenPennsylvaniaHealth Care & Life Sciences73.467.870.781.7
104Kansas City SouthernMissouriTravel, Transport & Logistics73.459.180.680.5
105CabotMassachusettsMaterials73.358.472.489.3
106VerizonNew YorkSoftware & Telecom73.357.382.780.1
107Marriott InternationalMarylandTravel, Transport & Logistics73.346.291.782.0
108CienaMarylandSoftware & Telecom73.159.675.084.8
109MosaicMinnesotaMaterials72.854.278.885.4
110InvescoGeorgiaFinancial72.790.165.962.1
111Healthpeak PropertiesCaliforniaReal Estate & Housing72.764.381.572.3
112Delta Air LinesGeorgiaTravel, Transport & Logistics72.757.881.179.1
113AllyMichiganFinancial72.671.778.068.3
114OmnicomNew YorkProfessional Services72.461.976.878.6
115NRG EnergyNew JerseyEnergy & Utilities72.359.374.982.7
116AllstateIllinoisFinancial72.358.683.674.7
117International PaperTennesseeMaterials72.157.474.884.1
118JabilFloridaTechnology Hardware72.167.274.574.6
119HessNew YorkEnergy & Utilities72.159.580.076.8
120GapCaliforniaRetail71.948.983.283.7
121PCAIllinoisMaterials71.859.665.290.7
122Boston PropertiesMassachusettsReal Estate & Housing71.765.277.672.5
123Xcel EnergyMinnesotaEnergy & Utilities71.758.985.770.4
124TeradataCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom71.656.173.285.4
125Duke EnergyNorth CarolinaEnergy & Utilities71.458.190.066.1
126Tiffany & CoNew YorkRetail71.461.771.381.1
127KratonTexasMaterials71.352.873.487.8
128AvnetArizonaTechnology Hardware71.375.867.370.9
129United RentalsConnecticutProfessional Services71.362.675.376.1
130BNY MellonNew YorkFinancial71.268.877.267.7
131ExelonIllinoisEnergy & Utilities71.248.197.767.8
132Marathon OilTexasEnergy & Utilities71.133.789.690.2
133Dominion EnergyVirginiaEnergy & Utilities71.150.886.276.5
134HumanaKentuckyHealth Care & Life Sciences71.162.472.878.3
135GreifOhioMaterials71.176.257.579.7
136Iron MountainMassachusettsSoftware & Telecom71.156.578.778.1
137Deckers OutdoorCaliforniaConsumer Goods71.042.381.189.6
138Freeport-McMoRanArizonaMaterials70.948.279.784.9
139AbbottIllinoisHealth Care & Life Sciences70.869.179.663.9
140KrogerOhioRetail70.661.769.480.9
141SouthernGeorgiaEnergy & Utilities70.549.989.172.6
142Deere & CompanyIllinoisCapital Goods70.555.480.775.4
143AbbVieIllinoisHealth Care & Life Sciences70.549.986.974.7
144Edison InternationalCaliforniaEnergy & Utilities70.449.094.068.3
145IntuitCaliforniaSoftware & Telecom70.446.680.484.1
146Caesars EntertainmentNevadaEntertainment, Leisure & Dining70.356.590.264.3
147RegionsAlabamaFinancial70.369.082.959.1
148EntergyLouisianaEnergy & Utilities70.340.993.077.0
149BizLink HoldingCaliforniaCapital Goods70.254.468.987.5
150Norfolk SouthernVirginiaTravel, Transport & Logistics70.259.978.072.9
151PayPalCaliforniaFinancial70.253.680.576.6
152WEC Energy GroupWisconsinEnergy & Utilities70.263.068.779.0
153Devon EnergyOklahomaEnergy & Utilities70.255.174.081.5
154Avanos MedicalGeorgiaHealth Care & Life Sciences70.268.675.067.0
155Southwest AirlinesTexasTravel, Transport & Logistics70.163.378.468.7
156New Jersey ResourcesNew JerseyEnergy & Utilities70.142.879.687.9
157ManpowerGroupWisconsinProfessional Services70.185.270.654.6
158Tyson FoodsArkansasConsumer Goods70.168.179.063.3
159Union PacificNebraskaTravel, Transport & Logistics70.062.270.677.4
160EcolabMinnesotaMaterials69.856.383.669.6
161Chipotle Mexican GrillCaliforniaEntertainment, Leisure & Dining69.750.376.282.7
162KohlsWisconsinRetail69.768.874.166.3
163HalliburtonTexasEnergy & Utilities69.663.967.177.9
164Quest DiagnosticsNew YorkHealth Care & Life Sciences69.652.583.073.4
165Regency CentersFloridaReal Estate & Housing69.560.179.069.6
166West Pharmaceutical ServicesPennsylvaniaHealth Care & Life Sciences69.546.877.084.8
167IDEXX LaboratoriesMaineHealth Care & Life Sciences69.441.185.981.4
168WalmartArkansasRetail69.457.674.875.9
169CSXFloridaTravel, Transport & Logistics69.361.879.367.0
170Coca-ColaGeorgiaConsumer Goods69.357.176.974.0
171DXC TechnologyVirginiaSoftware & Telecom69.373.770.363.9
172SunTrustGeorgiaFinancial69.358.991.058.0
173Cardinal HealthOhioHealth Care & Life Sciences69.370.679.657.8
174FMCPennsylvaniaMaterials69.259.665.882.2
175Noble EnergyTexasEnergy & Utilities69.146.878.981.8
176ApacheTexasEnergy & Utilities69.140.575.991.0
177The HartfordConnecticutFinancial69.152.381.773.3
178CVS HealthRhode IslandHealth Care & Life Sciences69.156.878.771.7
179XeroxConnecticutTechnology Hardware69.069.479.258.5
180Host Hotels & ResortsMarylandReal Estate & Housing68.966.171.169.6
181MascoMichiganCapital Goods68.847.079.080.6
182Kilroy RealtyCaliforniaReal Estate & Housing68.770.062.074.2
183Schnitzer Steel IndustriesOregonMaterials68.448.472.884.0
184Capital OneVirginiaFinancial68.472.871.660.9
185TextronRhode IslandCapital Goods68.366.868.469.6
186Sonoco ProductsSouth CarolinaMaterials68.252.674.177.9
187Sempra EnergyCaliforniaEnergy & Utilities68.158.682.663.3
188PepsiCoNew YorkConsumer Goods68.053.670.679.9
189WilliamsOklahomaEnergy & Utilities67.743.392.367.6
190FortiveWashingtonCapital Goods67.653.976.073.0
191UPSGeorgiaTravel, Transport & Logistics67.550.085.766.7
192Hilton WorldwideVirginiaTravel, Transport & Logistics67.548.277.576.7
193AvalonBayVirginiaReal Estate & Housing67.559.776.366.5
194OshkoshWisconsinCapital Goods67.343.575.383.2
195ChevronCaliforniaEnergy & Utilities67.335.894.471.7
196AptarGroupIllinoisMaterials67.369.063.869.0
197ResmedCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences67.247.470.883.4
198PrincipalIowaFinancial67.149.384.267.8
199Vertex PharmaceuticalsMassachusettsHealth Care & Life Sciences67.142.997.760.6
200Estée LauderNew YorkConsumer Goods67.070.778.152.3
201GoodyearOhioAutomotive & Components66.955.069.676.1
202eBayCaliforniaRetail66.864.753.882.1
203Cooper-Standard HoldingsMichiganAutomotive & Components66.849.780.370.4
204LillyIndianaHealth Care & Life Sciences66.839.188.572.7
205FordMichiganAutomotive & Components66.740.075.484.7
206LyondellBasellTexasMaterials66.643.384.971.7
207JPMorgan ChaseNew YorkFinancial66.672.156.671.1
208CarnivalFloridaTravel, Transport & Logistics66.549.771.578.3
209UnivarWashingtonCapital Goods66.454.368.376.7
210FlowserveTexasCapital Goods66.456.665.677.0
211NucorNorth CarolinaMaterials66.144.667.286.6
212InfineraCaliforniaTechnology Hardware66.072.655.170.5
213Harley-DavidsonWisconsinAutomotive & Components66.074.268.855.1
214TJXMassachusettsRetail65.948.268.281.4
215TennantMinnesotaCapital Goods65.857.756.383.5
216Pilgrims PrideColoradoConsumer Goods65.859.867.869.9
217Fortune Brands Home & SecurityIllinoisConsumer Goods65.655.370.071.5
218McKessonTexasHealth Care & Life Sciences65.652.565.279.1
219ArconicNew YorkMaterials65.551.375.070.1
220PrologisCaliforniaReal Estate & Housing65.252.674.968.1
221Conagra BrandsIllinoisConsumer Goods65.149.876.069.4
222SyscoTexasRetail65.046.368.180.8
223AESVirginiaEnergy & Utilities65.061.670.562.9
224AmdocsMissouriSoftware & Telecom64.937.070.687.1
225Ralph LaurenNew YorkConsumer Goods64.939.677.377.8
226Illinois Tool WorksIllinoisCapital Goods64.955.372.666.7
227CommScopeNorth CarolinaTechnology Hardware64.870.342.981.4
228Ryder SystemFloridaTravel, Transport & Logistics64.859.463.371.7
229Rockwell AutomationWisconsinCapital Goods64.763.661.169.5
230Royal Caribbean CruisesFloridaTravel, Transport & Logistics64.743.669.081.4
231NiSourceIndianaEnergy & Utilities64.550.777.065.9
232AflacGeorgiaFinancial64.447.172.373.8
233ABM IndustriesNew YorkProfessional Services64.458.072.163.1
234Walt DisneyCaliforniaEntertainment, Leisure & Dining64.262.976.053.8
235Site CentersOhioReal Estate & Housing64.244.478.369.8
236Automatic Data ProcessingNew JerseySoftware & Telecom64.044.461.486.4
237AgilentCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences64.045.558.288.4
238KeyCorpOhioFinancial63.953.868.769.3
239Varex ImagingUtahHealth Care & Life Sciences63.951.470.969.3
240EQTPennsylvaniaEnergy & Utilities63.739.682.169.3
241ItronWashingtonProfessional Services63.565.585.040.1
242Watts Water TechnologiesMassachusettsCapital Goods63.439.371.379.7
243Parker HannifinOhioCapital Goods63.456.559.574.3
244WestRockGeorgiaMaterials63.245.064.180.4
245DanaOhioAutomotive & Components63.044.173.871.3
246HNIIowaConsumer Goods63.055.074.060.2
247Hill-Rom HoldingsIndianaHealth Care & Life Sciences63.060.368.960.0
248GentexMichiganAutomotive & Components63.057.262.669.3
249Verisk AnalyticsNew JerseyProfessional Services62.954.574.459.7
250Pioneer Natural ResourcesTexasEnergy & Utilities62.833.671.383.6
251IngevitySouth CarolinaMaterials62.838.370.080.2
252Archer Daniels MidlandIllinoisConsumer Goods62.757.260.070.9
253Ameriprise FinancialMinnesotaFinancial62.551.075.061.5
254BB&TNorth CarolinaFinancial62.541.183.363.0
255CFIllinoisMaterials62.435.073.578.8
256Polaris IndustriesMinnesotaAutomotive & Components62.329.766.990.4
257AnthemIndianaHealth Care & Life Sciences62.246.672.767.5
258Yum! BrandsKentuckyEntertainment, Leisure & Dining62.246.379.361.2
259AppleCaliforniaTechnology Hardware62.189.041.456.2
260AECOMCaliforniaProfessional Services62.143.258.784.4
261Arrow ElectronicsColoradoTechnology Hardware62.153.862.570.0
262JBG SMITHMarylandReal Estate & Housing62.057.260.668.2
263Fifth Third BankOhioFinancial62.054.477.154.5
264Navistar InternationalIllinoisAutomotive & Components62.055.251.978.8
265ValvolineKentuckyAutomotive & Components61.944.172.569.3
266Sunstone Hotel InvestorsCaliforniaReal Estate & Housing61.957.661.566.7
267Clean Energy FuelsCaliforniaEnergy & Utilities61.851.671.362.7
268Tailored BrandsTexasRetail61.740.782.162.5
269ITTNew YorkCapital Goods61.745.264.175.9
270AlbemarleNorth CarolinaMaterials61.727.985.471.9
271AK SteelOhioMaterials61.749.366.968.8
272Equity ResidentialIllinoisReal Estate & Housing61.651.457.476.1
273Bristol-Myers SquibbNew YorkHealth Care & Life Sciences61.649.564.770.5
274CenturyLinkLouisianaSoftware & Telecom61.553.476.754.5
275Park Hotels & ResortsVirginiaReal Estate & Housing61.547.571.965.2
276CaterpillarIllinoisCapital Goods61.541.764.678.3
277Tetra TechCaliforniaProfessional Services61.437.769.077.6
278KeysightCaliforniaTechnology Hardware61.428.668.587.1
279HershaPennsylvaniaReal Estate & Housing61.458.274.251.8
280SPXNorth CarolinaCapital Goods61.449.662.072.5
281Steel DynamicsIndianaMaterials61.334.470.379.1
282SpireMissouriEnergy & Utilities61.243.572.467.8
283Vornado Realty TrustNew YorkReal Estate & Housing61.269.543.970.1
284Morgan StanleyNew YorkFinancial61.158.262.263.0
285Phillips 66TexasEnergy & Utilities61.143.988.550.9
286HB FullerMinnesotaMaterials61.148.772.462.1
287Con EdisonNew YorkEnergy & Utilities60.950.880.251.8
288SimonIndianaReal Estate & Housing60.851.161.470.0
289Edgewell Personal CareMissouriConsumer Goods60.637.573.271.1
290DonaldsonMinnesotaCapital Goods60.547.564.170.0
291ANSYSPennsylvaniaSoftware & Telecom60.551.643.686.4
292Molson CoorsColoradoConsumer Goods60.538.875.966.8
293Thermo Fisher ScientificMassachusettsHealth Care & Life Sciences60.445.562.473.4
294ICFVirginiaProfessional Services60.446.163.971.2
295RegalWisconsinCapital Goods60.333.668.079.3
296ChemoursDelawareMaterials60.341.066.573.4
297Mondelēz InternationalIllinoisConsumer Goods60.249.960.070.9
298UnumTennesseeFinancial60.142.179.259.1
299The J.M. Smucker CompanyOhioConsumer Goods60.151.371.657.4
300Amazon.comWashingtonRetail60.148.857.973.5
Methodology
The analysis was carried out in a 4 phase process, with a pool of over 2,000 companies that were screened by different criteria. The detailed analysis consisted of an independent survey among 6,500 U.S. citizens and research based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from Corporate Annual Reports, CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports. The independent survey was administered using an online access panel. The full methodology is available here.

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