The CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer, formerly Business Ethics magazine) has just published its eighth annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens, considered the third most influential corporate ranking. Companies are rated on their performance in eight categories: shareholders, community, governance, diversity, employees, environment, human rights, and product.
Coming in at #1, for the second year in a row, is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. The Mermaid also made the top 10, placing ninth; Starbucks has made this list all eight years. Whole Foods Market (owner of Allegro Coffee) was at #54. Missing from the list were any of the big four corporate coffee pushers.