Business Ethics magazine has published their annual list of the top 100 Corporate Citizens for 2006. This ranking of public companies celebrates companies that excel at serving a variety of stakeholders (note – not shareholders!) well.

Companies are ranked by Community, Corporate Governance, Diversity, Employee Relations, Environment , Human Rights, Product and Total Return.

Apple was ranked # 25 this year which is a better showing than previous years.

Two sustaining members of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility where also on the list. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters took the # 1 slot and our bank – the Chittenden Corporation took #26 right behind Apple.

Other interesting ranks:

Dell – #9
Intel – #10
Starbucks – #17
Adobe – #42
UPS – # 48

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