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The top 25 most sustainable companies in the world 2015

Biogen Idec

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Biogen Idec, the American biotech juggernaut primarily focused on treating multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, is the world’s most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by the Canada-based media and investment advisory company, Corporate Knights.

United States firms claims the greatest swath of “the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index,” with 20 companies (up from 8 in 2014). Canada was tied with France and Britain with 12 each.

The World’s 25 Top Sustainable Companies 2015

1. Biogen Idec
Country: United States
Industry: Biotechnology
Overall score: 73.5%
Biogen Idec
2. Allergan
Country: United States
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Overall score: 72.8%

3. Adidas
Country: Germany
Industry: Textiles. Apparel & Luxury Goods
Overall score: 72.6%

4. Keppel Land
Country: Singapore
Industry: Real Estate Management & Development
Overall score: 71.3%

5. Kesko
Country: Finland
Industry: Food & Staples Retailing
Overall score: 70.0%

Kesko

6. Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW)
Country: Germany
Industry: Automobiles
Overall score: 69.2%

7. Reckitt Benckiser Group
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Household Products
Overall score: 68.8%

8. Centrica
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Multi-Utilities
Overall score: 68.5%

9. Schneider Electric
Country: France
Industry: Electrical Equipment     68.4%

10. Danske Bank
Country: Denmark
Industry: Banks
Overall score: 68.4%

Danske Bank
11. Tim Hortons
Country: Canada
Industry: Hotels Restaurants & Leisure
Overall score: 68.2%

12. Outotec
Country: Finland
Industry: Construction & Engineering
Overall score: 67.8%

13. Novo Nordisk
Country: Denmark
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Overall score: 67.6%

14. L’Oreal
Country: France
Industry: Personal Products
Overall score: 66.8%

15. BT Group
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Diversified Telecommunication
Overall score: 66.8%

BT Group

16. Marks & Spencer Group
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Multiline Retail
Overall score: 66.6%

17. Dassault Systemes
Country: France
Industry: Software
Overall score: 66.6%

18. Johnson & Johnson
Country: United States
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Overall score: 66.2%

19. Enagas
Country: Spain
Industry: Gas Utilities
Overall score: 66.0%

20. Storebrand
Country: Norway
Industry: Insurance
Overall score: 66.0%

Storebrand

21. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Country: Australia
Industry: Banks
Overall score: 65.8%

22. Unilever
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Food Products
Overall score: 65.7%

23. Atlas Copco
Country: Sweden
Industry: Machinery
Overall score: 65.4%

24. StarHub
Country: Singapore
Industry: Wireless Telecommunication Services
Overall score: 65.3%

25. Koninklijke Philips Electronics
Country: Netherlands
Industry: Industrial Conglomerates
Overall score: 65.2%

Koninklijke Philips Electronics

1. United States, 20 companies on the list.
2. Canada, 12 companies on the list.
3. France, 12 companies on the list.
4. United Kingdom, 11 companies on the list.
5. Finland, 5 companies on the list.
6. Germany, 5 companies on the list.
7. Australia, 4 companies on the list.
8. Singapore, 4 companies on the list.
9. South Korea, 4 companies on the list.
10. Sweden, 4 companies on the list.
11. Denmark, 3 companies on the list.
12. Netherlands, 3 companies on the list.
13. Norway, 3 companies on the list.
14. Ireland, 2 companies on the list.
15. Belgium, Brazil, Hong Kong SAR China,Japan, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, 1 companies on the list.

Each year, Corporate Knights looks at companies around the world to determine which are getting the most out of their capital, maximizing employee performance, and making careful use of resources.

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