3 N.J. companies named to world’s most sustainable corporations list

Three New Jersey companies have been named to the 15th annual Global 100 Most sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate Knights, with two making the Top 20.

To rank the most sustainable companies, Corporate Knights based used metrics on resources; employee and financial management; clean revenue; and supplier performance. About 7,500 companies with more than $1 billion in revenue were analyzed for the list.

Merck, based in Kenilworth, came in at No. 13 on the list with a 74.3 percent overall score.

Allergan, which has its U.S. headquarters in Madison, came in at No. 20 with a 72.2 percent score.

And New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson ranked No. 92 on the list with a 59.6 percent score.

Here’s the Top 10 overall:

  1. Dassault Systems, France, 86.10 percent;
  2. Neste, Finland, 85.2 percent;
  3. Valeo, France, 83.6 percent;
  4. Ucb, Belgium, 79.5 percent;
  5. Outotec, Finland, 78.3 percent;
  6. Amundi, France, 77.8 percent;
  7. Cisco Systems, United States, 77 percent;
  8. Autodesk, United States, 76.9 percent;
  9. Siemens, Germany, 76.7 percent;
  10. Samsung SDI, South Korea, 75.8 percent.

Companies from 22 separate countries made the list, with the U.S., France and the U.K. leading the way.

To see the full rankings, click here.

Corporate Knights is a media, research and financial information products company based in Canada.