This year’s most sustainable companies according to Corporate Knights was meant to be announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos but it was moved online due to the pandemic. The annual ranking is based on an assessment of 8,080 companies that report more than USD$1 billion in revenues. In the 2021 list, 46 of the most sustainable corporations are based in Europe; 33 in North America; 18 are in Asia; two are in South America; and one is in Africa. Here are 30 of the world’s most sustainable companies in 2021. 

  1. Schneider Electric SE, France- 83.2%
  2. Orsted A/S, Denmark- 82.7%
  3. Banco do Brasil SA, Brazil- 81.7%
  4. Neste Oyj, Finland- 80.7%
  5. Stantec Inc, Canada- 80.5%
  6. McCormick & Company Inc, United States- 79.3%
  7. Kering SA, France- 78.4%
  8. Metso Outotec, Finland-78.4% 
  9. American Water Works Company Inc, United States- 77.1%
  10. Canadian National Railway Co, Canada- 77.1%
  11. Rexel SA, France- 76.6%
  12. Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC, United Kingdom- 76.5%
  13. Cisco Systems Inc, United States- 75.8%
  14. Storebrand ASA, Norway- 75.2%
  15. Owens Corning, United States- 74.6%
  16. Eisai Co Ltd, Japan- 74.3%
  17. Cascades Inc, Canada- 73.4%
  18. Brambles Ltd, Australia- 72.9%
  19. Iberdrola SA, Spain- 72.8%
  20. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, Taiwan- 72.8%
  21. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark- 72.6%
  22. UPM-Kymmene Oyj, Finland- 72.4%
  23. Osram Licht AG, Germany- 72.3%
  24. Chr Hansen Holding A/S, Denmark- 72.3%
  25. Siemens AG, Germany- 72.0%
  26. Trane Technologies PLC, USA- 72.0%
  27. Verbund AG, Austria- 71.8%
  28. Akzo Nobel NV, Netherlands- 71.8%
  29. IGM Financial Inc, Canada- 71.8%
  30. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, USA- 71.5%
  31. Acciona SA, Spain- 71.5%
  32. Sysmex Corp, Japan- 71.4%
  33. ABB Ltd, Switzerland- 71.3%
  34. Arçelik AS, Turkey- 71.0%
  35. BT Group PLC, UK- 71.0%
  36. Novozymes A/S, Denmark- 70.0%
  37. ING Groep NV, Netherlands- 69.6%
  38. Johnson Controls International PLC, Ireland- 69.4%
  39. Alstom SA, France- 69.2%
  40. City Developments Ltd, Singapore- 69.2%

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