Based on an assessment of 1,000 of the largest publicly held US companies, the ratings for Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies list were calculated by reviewing more than 230 key performance indicators organized into 28 distinct topics in the following stakeholder categories: shareholders, employees, customers, community and the planet.
"As a mission-driven company, it's incredibly meaningful to be ranked so highly on Barron's sustainability list," said Clorox Chair and CEO Benno Dorer. "Their criteria are consistent with areas that are strategic for us and aligned with our integrated approach to corporate responsibility, or what we call Good Growth – growth that's profitable, sustainable and responsible."
Colgate-Palmolive came in at No. 18; Ecolab was No. 29 and IFF was No. 34.
The full list can be accessed here.