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Cummins has been ranked 24th on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2021. The list is based on publicly-reported data for economic, social and governance performance. The company was 17th on the magazine’s 2020 list of 400 companies.
“Neighbours, family, friends, first responders: We depend on, appreciate and hope to be helpful to each other,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief. “Many corporations also step up. They care about being good citizens and give back to the communities they operate in.”
Newsweek’s rankings, released online on 2 December, are determined in partnership with Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer research and data. The analysis was carried out in a four-step process, starting with a pool of over 2 000 companies. The research also included an independent survey of over 7 500 US residents regarding what they expect of responsible companies.
The final list recognises the top 400 most responsible companies in the US across 14 industries, namely automotive and components, capital goods, consumer goods, energy and utilities, entertainment, leisure and dining, financial, healthcare and life sciences, materials, professional services, real estate and housing, retail, software and telecoms, technology hardware and travel, transport and logistics.
Cummins ranked 2nd in the automotive and components category behind General Motors, which finished 12th in the overall rankings. Technology and software companies dominated the top five places on the magazine’s list, led by HP. The full list was included in the magazine’s print edition of 6 December.
Newsweek’s designation is the second major ranking Cummins has received recently. Earlier the company was named to the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for North America for a 15th consecutive year. The S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is based on an exhaustive survey looking at environmental, social and governance performance and strategy.