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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Industry
Rank
Company
State
Industry
Score
Environmental Score
Social Score
Corporate Governance
Score
1General MillsMinnesotaConsumer Goods88.291.494.279.0
2Procter & GambleOhioConsumer Goods84.884.285.485.0
3PVHNew YorkConsumer Goods83.893.574.283.9
4Kellogg'sMichiganConsumer Goods82.561.4100.086.2
5CloroxCaliforniaConsumer Goods79.360.694.383.2
6HasbroRhode IslandConsumer Goods78.778.389.168.7
7Kimberly-ClarkTexasConsumer Goods78.464.295.275.9
8McCormickMarylandConsumer Goods76.881.878.470.3
9CampbellNew JerseyConsumer Goods76.365.792.271.0
10WhirlpoolMichiganConsumer Goods76.376.074.078.9
11HersheyPennsylvaniaConsumer Goods76.060.196.571.4
12Herman MillerMichiganConsumer Goods74.960.687.576.7
13SteelcaseMichiganConsumer Goods74.769.074.380.8
14NikeOregonConsumer Goods74.563.584.176.1
15Colgate-PalmoliveNew YorkConsumer Goods73.955.688.078.1
16Church & DwightNew JerseyConsumer Goods73.768.166.786.5
17Hormel FoodsMinnesotaConsumer Goods73.654.286.879.9
18Deckers OutdoorCaliforniaConsumer Goods71.042.381.189.6
19Tyson FoodsArkansasConsumer Goods70.168.179.063.3
20Coca-ColaGeorgiaConsumer Goods69.357.176.974.0
21PepsiCoNew YorkConsumer Goods68.053.670.679.9
22Estée LauderNew YorkConsumer Goods67.070.778.152.3
23Pilgrims PrideColoradoConsumer Goods65.859.867.869.9
24Fortune Brands Home & SecurityIllinoisConsumer Goods65.655.370.071.5
25Conagra BrandsIllinoisConsumer Goods65.149.876.069.4
26Ralph LaurenNew YorkConsumer Goods64.939.677.377.8
27HNIIowaConsumer Goods63.055.074.060.2
28Archer Daniels MidlandIllinoisConsumer Goods62.757.260.070.9
29Edgewell Personal CareMissouriConsumer Goods60.637.573.271.1
30Molson CoorsColoradoConsumer Goods60.538.875.966.8
31Mondelēz InternationalIllinoisConsumer Goods60.249.960.070.9
32The J.M. Smucker CompanyOhioConsumer Goods60.151.371.657.4
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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