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
1AmgenCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences85.178.689.187.8
2Merck & CoNew JerseyHealth Care & Life Sciences83.073.281.494.4
3Regeneron PharmaceuticalsNew YorkHealth Care & Life Sciences82.276.298.072.6
4BDNew JerseyHealth Care & Life Sciences81.177.688.177.6
5BaxterIllinoisHealth Care & Life Sciences80.470.478.192.7
6Boston ScientificMassachusettsHealth Care & Life Sciences78.362.485.387.4
7Edwards LifesciencesCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences76.451.181.396.7
8Varian Medical SystemsCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences74.064.572.385.3
9AMN HealthcareCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences73.558.486.675.5
10AmerisourceBergenPennsylvaniaHealth Care & Life Sciences73.467.870.781.7
11HumanaKentuckyHealth Care & Life Sciences71.162.472.878.3
12AbbottIllinoisHealth Care & Life Sciences70.869.179.663.9
13AbbVieIllinoisHealth Care & Life Sciences70.549.986.974.7
14Avanos MedicalGeorgiaHealth Care & Life Sciences70.268.675.067.0
15Quest DiagnosticsNew YorkHealth Care & Life Sciences69.652.583.073.4
16West Pharmaceutical ServicesPennsylvaniaHealth Care & Life Sciences69.546.877.084.8
17IDEXX LaboratoriesMaineHealth Care & Life Sciences69.441.185.981.4
18Cardinal HealthOhioHealth Care & Life Sciences69.370.679.657.8
19CVS HealthRhode IslandHealth Care & Life Sciences69.156.878.771.7
20ResmedCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences67.247.470.883.4
21Vertex PharmaceuticalsMassachusettsHealth Care & Life Sciences67.142.997.760.6
22LillyIndianaHealth Care & Life Sciences66.839.188.572.7
23McKessonTexasHealth Care & Life Sciences65.652.565.279.1
24AgilentCaliforniaHealth Care & Life Sciences64.045.558.288.4
25Varex ImagingUtahHealth Care & Life Sciences63.951.470.969.3
26Hill-Rom HoldingsIndianaHealth Care & Life Sciences63.060.368.960.0
27AnthemIndianaHealth Care & Life Sciences62.246.672.767.5
28Bristol-Myers SquibbNew YorkHealth Care & Life Sciences61.649.564.770.5
29Thermo Fisher ScientificMassachusettsHealth Care & Life Sciences60.445.562.473.4
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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