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Innovest identifies the 100 most sustainable companies in the world

Air France, Aloca, BT, Coca Cola, Deutsche Post, General Electric, Novo Nordisk and Toyota all make the Global 100 list of sustainable corporations.

  • 30 January 2008
  • Simione Talanoa

Innovest Strategic Value Advisors launched the fourth Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The Global 100 includes companies from 16 countries in sectors ranging from Oil and Gas to Wireless Telecommunication Services that were evaluated according to how effectively they manage environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities, relative to their industry peers.

This year, the UK accounted for the most constituents, at 24, plus two that are jointly headquartered in the UK. The US followed with 16 and Japan accounted for 13.

For the first time a Chinese company - MTR Corporation, which runs Hong Kong's mass transit system – was included in the Global 100.

Thirty-two of last year's list fell out of the index this year, including Google, HSBC, and Scottish and Southern Energy. Meanwhile, new additions included private equity firm 3i, Spanish construction and energy company Acciona and mining company Rio Tinto.

The 2008 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

3I Group PLC Diversified Financials - UK
Accor Hotels Restaurants & Leisure
Adidas Salomon Agency Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
Advanced Micro Devices Semiconductor Equipment & Products
Agilent Technologies Inc Electronic Equipment & Instruments Goods
Air France-KLM Airlines
Alcoa Inc Metals & Mining
American International Group Inc Insurance - N. America
Atlantia Transportation Infrastructure
Atlas Copco AB Industrial Machinery
Babcock & Brown Investment Banking & Brokerage
BASF AG Diversified Chemicals
Baxter International Inc Health Care Equipment & Supplies
British Land Company PLC Real Estate Management & Development
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC Broadcasting & Cable TV
BT Group PLC BT Group PLC
Cable & Wireless PLC Alternative Telecommunication Carriers
Cattles PLC Consumer Finance
Centrica PLC Multi-Utilities & Unregulated Power
Coca Cola Company Beverages & Tobacco
Credit Agricole SA Global Banks
Daikin Industries Limited Building Products
Deutsche Boerse AG Diversified Financials
Deutsche Post AG Air Freight & Logistics
Dexia Banks - Europe
Diageo PLC Beverages & Tobacco
Eastman Kodak Company Leisure Equipment & Products
Electrocomponents PLC Trading Companies & Distributors
Fabege AB Real Estate Management & Development
Fortum Corp. Electric Utilities - Intl
FPL Group Inc Electric Power Companies - N. America
Fresenius Medical Care AG Health Care Providers & Services
Gamesa Corp. Technologica Electrical Equipment
General Electric Company Industrial Conglomerates
Genzyme Corp. Biotechnology
Glaxosmithkline PLC Pharmaceuticals
Grupo Ferrovial SA Construction & Engineering
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Specialty Retail
Hbos PLC Banks - UK & Ireland
Hewlett-Packard Company Computers & Peripherals
Holmen AB Paper & Forest Products
Iberdrola SA Electric Utilities - Intl
Inditex SA Specialty Retail
ING Groep NV Diversified Financials - Europe
Insurance Australia Group Insurance - Asia
Intel Corp. Semiconductor Equipment & Products
Johnson Matthey PLC Metals & Mining
Kesko Corp. Food & Drug Retailing
Kuraray Company Limited Commodity Chemicals
Lafarge Construction Materials
Land Securities PLC Real Estate Management & Development
L'Oreal Household & Personal Products
Marks & Spencer Group PLC Multiline Retail
Matsushita Electric Industrial Company Household Durables
Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG Containers & Packaging
Mitchells & Butlers PLC Hotels Restaurants & Leisure
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited Industrial Machinery
MTR Corporation Limited Road & Rail Transport
Neste Oil Corporation Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Nestle Food Products
Nexen Inc Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Nike Inc Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
Nikko Cordial Corp. Diversified Financials - Asia
Nippon Yusen KK Marine Transport
Nokia Corporation Communications Equipment
Novo Nordisk A/S Pharmaceuticals
Novozymes A/S Specialty Chemicals
NTT Docomo Inc Wireless Telecommunication Services
OMV AG Integrated Oil & Gas
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. Electric Power Companies - N. America
Reed Elsevier PLC Publishing
Ricoh Company Limited Electronic Equipment & Instruments
Roche Holdings Limited Pharmaceuticals
Royal Bank Of Canada Banks - N. America
Royal Bank of Scotland Global Banks
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Integrated Oil & Gas
Sainsbury (J) PLC Food & Drug Retailing
Saipem Energy Equipment & Services
SAP AG Software & IT Services
SCA AB Paper & Forest Products
Scania AB Construction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks
Sekisui Chemical Company Limited Homebuilding
Smith & Nephew PLC Health Care Equipment & Supplies
Smiths Group PLC Industrial Conglomerates
Societe Generale Global Banks
State Street Corp. Diversified Financials - N. America
Swiss Reinsurance Company Insurance - Europe
The Capita Group PLC Human Resource & Employment Services
Tietoenator OYJ Software & IT Services
Toppan Printing Company Limited Commercial Services & Supplies
Toyota Motor Corp. Automobiles
Transcanada Corp. Gas Utilities
Unibail Holding SA Real Estate Investment Trusts
Unilever PLC Food Products
United Technologies Corp. Aerospace & Defense
Vestas Windsystems A/S Electrical Equipment
Walt Disney Company Movies & Entertainment
Westpac Banking Corp. Banks - Asia
Yell Group PLC Advertising

Source: CSRwire