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Reputation Institute releases Best CSR Reputations list of companies



The Companies With The Best CSR Reputations In 2017
Forbes.com

By Karsten Strauss

A recent analysis of 170,000 company ratings from respondents in 15 countries sheds light on which are perceived by consumers as the most socially responsible. The firm found to have the best reputation for corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a toy and entertainment company beloved by children the world over: Lego.

The annual study, released last September,was compiled by the Reputation Institute (RI), a Boston-based reputation-management consulting firm. It tracks social responsibility reputations by zeroing in on consumers’ perceptions of company governance, positive influence on society and treatment of employees, scoring each with its proprietary RepTrak Pulse system.

For a look at the full list of the 100 companies perceived to have the highest reputations for CSR–and their scores–scroll to the end of this article.

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The Packer: BrightFarms launches Sunny Crunch salad

Catalyst Investors’ portfolio company BrightFarms has expanded its product line. The new item began shipping in January, and all stores that carry BrightFarms product will have Sunny Crunch. BrightFarms supplies hundreds of locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois and Wisconsin from greenhouses in Rochelle, Ill., Culpepper County, Va., and Bucks County, Pa. Retail customers include Walmart, Giant and Roundy’s.

The company plans to launch more products this spring.

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