named as CSR champion

18th Feb 2007 has been named among the US's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by The CRO, a membership organisation for corporate responsibility officers.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list ranks companies in eight categories: shareholders, community, governance, diversity, employees, environment, human rights and product, to identify organisations that excel at serving a variety of stakeholders well.

"The 100 Best distinguish themselves from their peers at other large public companies by embracing higher standards -- combining strong financial performance with responsible practices on environmental and social issues," says Michael Connor, publisher and editor of CRO magazine. "We salute the 100 best for their leadership roles in the field of corporate responsibility."

The list is drawn from more than 1,100 of the largest US publicly traded companies. Among those, and its Salesforce Foundation rank number 11 on this year's list.

"During 2006, employees and the Foundation worked with 3,000 non-profit organisations around the globe to further the causes of youth development, to aid in the recovery of natural disasters, and to equip communities for self-sufficiency and prosperity," says Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at "It is especially gratifying to be recognised once again as one of the 'Best Corporate Citizens,' and to hopefully inspire other companies to make social responsibility a priority."


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