GM Named to CR Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2019

May 15, 2019 9:30 AM ET
Press Release

DETROIT, May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Corporate Responsibility Magazine has named General Motors to its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. GM is ranked No. 24 for 2019. This is the third year in a row that GM is ranked in the top 100.

"For General Motors, being a good corporate citizen is central to who we are," said Sharon Basel, GM Senior Manager of Sustainability. "This award reaffirms our commitment to sustainability across several disciplines for our customers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which we live and work."

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 134 total corporate disclosure and performance factors in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights and stakeholders and society.

Highlights from GM’s ranking include its scores related to stakeholders and society, human rights and climate change:

  • GM stands out on issues like fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, environmental impact, community support in the U.S. and abroad, ethical leadership and long-term financial growth.
  • The company continues to earn accolades for its efforts in mitigating climate change, including putting in place policies that address climate change risk, identifying greenhouse gas emissions targets and a timeline to achieve them, and disclosing a clear approach to reduce energy consumption from non-renewable sources.
  • GM is also committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion across the company and its disciplines. The company was ranked No. 1 for gender equality by Equileap, based on its commitment to pay equity at all levels of the company as well as innovative programs like Take 2, an internship for experienced professionals re-entering the workforce after time away.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens rank the Russell 1000 Index and research is conducted by ISS-ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. There is no fee for companies to be assessed.

To compile this ranking, information is obtained from publicly available resources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Companies have the option to verify data collected for the ranking at no cost.

"U.S. corporate leadership matters more than ever to drive progress on environmental and social topics like climate change,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, which publishes CR Magazine. “CR Magazine is proud to celebrate 20 years of advancing ESG transparency and performance through the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Each year, we measure the increasingly competitive progress of brands on ESG topics. Transparency and public commitments make corporate responsibility and sustainability programs stronger. We congratulate those honored on this year's ranking for their commitment to the triple bottom line."

For access to the complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2019 ranking visit: www.triplepundit.com

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, Maven, its personal mobility brand, and Cruise, its autonomous vehicle company, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the ranking, every company in the Russell 1000 is ranked according to 134 total ESG factors, emphasizing transparency and performance.

About Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine
3BL Media produces and publishes CR Magazine for CEO interviews, practitioner resources, and our annual ranking of U.S. companies and Responsible CEO of the Year awards. 3BL Media also produces 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands, our annual summit where corporate leaders share their ‘why’ and ‘how’ of sustainable business - held Oct. 29-30, 2019, at MGM National Harbor, outside Washington.

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