Corporate Responsibility Magazine released its 14th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and telecommunications giant AT&T earned the number one spot. The magazine assessed public companies on 298 data points in seven key categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy.

"We are pleased to honor the companies on this year's Best List, as they represent a tried and true standard of transparency within the Russell 1000," said Dirk Olin, editor in chief and publisher of CR Magazine. "Across environmental, economic, and social values, these firms continue to set the bar high for organizations in the United States."

AT&T made a huge jump over its 2012 33rd place ranking.  AT&T’s environmental highlights from the past year include:

  • AT&T continued to expand its green fleet, which topped 5,000 alternative fuel vehicles in January.
  • The company launched the eco-rating system, which is designed to give customers more information about the environmental impact of certain store-branded products.
  • The AT&T Digital Life home automation service launched earlier this year, which provides customers remote access to their thermostat, lights, security system and more.
CR's Top 10 Corporate Citizens 2013
  1. AT&T
  2. Mattel
  3. Bristol-Myers Squibb
  4. Eaton Corp
  5. Intel Corp
  6. Gap
  7. Hasbro
  8. Merck & Co
  9. Campbell Soup Co
  10. Coca-Cola Enterprises
View the entire list: CR’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2013 (pdf).
AT&T named top corporate citizen of 2013
Corporate Responsibility Magazine's list of the top corporate citizens of 2013 is out and the telecommunications giant earned top honors.