The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light,  in partnership with Bloomberg LP, recently announced the results of The Civic 50, the first comprehensive scorecard of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to positively impact the quality of life in the communities they serve.

“NCoC is proud to be part of The Civic 50 launch,” said Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of NCOC.  “The Civic 50 demonstrates that the best companies in America are deeply committed to strengthening their respective communities. Leaders of these companies are aligning the expertise of their companies and people with the needs of their communities, and then measuring the impact of their programs. NCoC hopes The Civic 50 will spur companies throughout our country to do the same.”

Rankings were based on seven key engagement categories:

Measurement and strategy—program structure and the metrics used to evaluate its success
Leadership—involvement of the highest levels of a corporation
Design—participation of corporate departments in program activities and direction
Community partnerships—working with partners, such as nonprofits and other companies
Employee civic growth—contributions to the personal growth and engagement of employees
Cause alignment—alignment of causes with core competencies and workforce skills
Transparency—how well a program communicates its work to the public and shares best practices

 

The community-minded companies are ranked below.

1. IBM

2. Citigroup

3. AT&T Inc.

4. Aetna

5. Capital One Financial Corporation

6. Morgan Stanley

7. Campbell Soup Company

8. The McGraw-Hill Companies

9. General Electric

10. Hasbro, Inc.

11. Western Union

12. FedEx Corporation

13. Allstate

14. Microsoft

15. Bank of America

16. Target Corp.

17. Intel Corporation

18. UnitedHealth Group

19. Abbott

20. Southwest Airlines

21. Pacific Gas & Electric Company

22. Viacom Inc.

23. Apollo Group, Inc.

24. American Express Company

25. Cummins Inc.

26. Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

27. Comerica, Inc.

28. Hewlett-Packard Company

29. The Hershey Company

30. Altria Group, Inc.

31. McKesson Corporation

32. ConAgra Foods, Inc.

33. Raytheon Company

34. H.J. Heinz Company

35. The Goldman Sachs Group

36. Spectra Energy

37. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

38. Discovery Communications

39. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

40. Motorola Solutions

41. Devon Energy Corporation

42. Baker Hughes Incorporated

43. Starbucks Coffee Company (tie)

43. Ameriprise Financial (tie)

45. Harris Corporation

46. Weyerhaeuser Company

47. Adobe Systems Inc.

48. Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (tie)

48. Verizon Communications (tie)

50. Life Technologies

 

For more information, visit http://ncoc.net/TheCivic50-release