Top 100
2008 rank 2007 rank Company Global 500 rank Accountability score Sector Country
1 5 Vodafone 85 77.7 Computers and electronics Britain
2 13 General Electric 12 70.2 Utilities and diversified industrials U.S.
3 4 HSBC Holdings 20 67.7 Financial Britain
4 46 France Télécom 84 67.3 Computers and electronics France
5 8 HBOS 45 66.2 Financial Britain
6 N.A. Nokia 88 63.8 Computers and electronics Finland
7 20 Électricité de France 68 62.3 Utilities and diversified industrials France
8 N.A. Suez 97 61.8 Utilities and diversified industrials France
9 1 BP 4 61.6 Oil and gas Britain
10 6 Royal Dutch Shell 3 61.2 Oil and gas Netherlands
11 24 Hewlett-Packard 41 61.1 Computers and electronics U.S.
12 2 Barclays 70 60.1 Financial Britain
13 43 AXA 15 58.8 Financial France
14 15 ING Group 7 58.2 Financial Netherlands
15 38 Toyota Motor 5 57.8 Automotive Japan
16 9 Chevron 6 57.6 Oil and gas U.S.
17 32 Citigroup 17 57.0 Financial U.S.
18 3 ENI 27 56.9 Oil and gas Italy
19 33 Deutsche Telekom 64 56.0 Computers and electronics Germany
20 11 Tesco 51 56.0 Retail and consumer goods Britain
21 10 Daimler 11 55.9 Automotive Germany
22 30 Toshiba 91 55.8 Computers and electronics Japan
23 27 Ford Motor 13 55.3 Automotive U.S.
24 16 E.ON 52 54.9 Utilities and diversified industrials Germany
25 52 IBM 46 54.5 Computers and electronics U.S.
26 39 Volkswagen 18 54.0 Automotive Germany
27 37 Royal Bank of Scotland 36 53.7 Financial Britain
28 47 BMW 78 53.7 Automotive Germany
29 18 Total 8 53.0 Oil and gas France
30 26 Carrefour 33 52.8 Retail and consumer goods France
31 51 ConocoPhillips 10 52.5 Oil and gas U.S.
32 42 Dexia Group 19 52.0 Financial Belgium
33 45 Fiat 71 51.8 Automotive Italy
34 17 StatoilHydro 59 51.7 Oil and gas Norway
35 23 Telefónica 76 51.0 Computers and electronics Spain
36 54 Deutsche Bank 26 50.8 Financial Germany
37 22 General Motors 9 50.8 Automotive U.S.
38 7 Peugeot 66 50.7 Automotive France
39 25 Nestlé 57 50.7 Retail and consumer goods Switzerland
40 40 Société Générale 43 49.5 Financial France
41 28 Petrobras 63 49.5 Oil and gas Brazil
42 41 Siemens 37 49.3 Computers and electronics Germany
43 59 BNP Paribas 21 49.3 Financial France
44 12 BASF 73 49.1 Chemicals and materials Germany
45 35 Aviva 69 48.5 Financial Britain
46 64 Deutsche Post 55 48.1 Mail, freight, delivery Germany
47 70 Hitachi 48 47.9 Computers and electronics Japan
48 62 Honda Motor 40 47.5 Automotive Japan
49 48 Exxon Mobil 2 47.4 Oil and gas U.S.
50 55 Crédit Agricole 23 46.9 Financial France
51 44 SK Holdings 86 46.8 Oil and gas South Korea
52 29 Matsushita Electric Industrial 72 46.2 Computers and electronics Japan
53 36 Fortis 14 46.2 Financial Belgium/Netherlands
54 53 Credit Suisse 74 46.1 Financial Switzerland
55 69 State Grid 24 45.9 Utilities China
56 50 Santander 58 45.9 Financial Spain
57 65 Allianz 22 45.7 Financial Germany
58 31 Procter & Gamble 79 45.6 Retail and consumer goods U.S.
59 34 Sony 75 45.3 Computers and electronics Japan
60 63 Samsung Electronics 38 44.9 Computers and electronics South Korea
61 56 Hyundai Motor 82 44.6 Automotive South Korea
62 19 Repsol YPF 92 44.6 Oil and gas Spain
63 66 Nissan Motor 50 44.2 Automotive Japan
64 87 Wal-Mart Stores 1 44.1 Retail and consumer goods U.S.
65 61 Prudential 94 43.9 Financial Britain
66 49 UniCredit Group 77 43.9 Financial Italy
67 60 UBS 31 43.6 Financial Switzerland
68 58 LG 67 42.7 Computers and electronics South Korea
69 73 Verizon Communications 53 41.4 Computers and electronics U.S.
70 68 Bank of America 28 39.5 Financial U.S.
71 77 Nippon Tel. & Tel. 54 39.4 Computers and electronics Japan
72 N.A. Lukoil 90 37.8 Oil and gas Russia
73 96 ArcelorMittal 39 36.5 Materials Netherlands
74 67 J.P. Morgan Chase 32 36.2 Financial U.S.
75 97 Cardinal Health 60 35.6 Pharmaceuticals and health care U.S.
76 72 Munich Re Group 98 35.5 Financial Germany
77 88 McKesson 44 34.8 Pharmaceuticals and health care U.S.
78 92 UnitedHealth Group 81 33.9 Pharmaceuticals and health care U.S.
79 N.A. ThyssenKrupp 89 33.0 Materials Germany
80 78 Metro 56 32.3 Retail and consumer goods Germany
81 71 Assicurazioni Generali 34 32.1 Financial Italy
82 89 Boeing 93 30.5 Automotive U.S.
83 84 American International Group 35 30.4 Financial U.S.
84 57 Sinopec 16 30.3 Oil and gas China
85 91 Pemex 42 29.5 Oil and gas Mexico
86 76 Goldman Sachs Group 61 29.3 Financial U.S.
87 80 China National Petroleum 25 29.1 Oil and gas China
88 81 Home Depot 65 28.8 Retail and consumer goods U.S.
89 N.A. CVS Caremark 80 28.6 Retail and consumer goods U.S.
90 90 Kroger 87 28.0 Retail and consumer goods U.S.
91 75 Merrill Lynch 100 27.4 Financial U.S.
92 93 AT&T 29 26.7 Computers and electronics U.S.
93 79 Morgan Stanley 62 25.8 Financial U.S.
94 94 AmerisourceBergen 96 24.7 Pharmaceuticals and health care U.S.
95 85 U.S. Postal Service 83 22.7 Mail, freight, delivery U.S.
96 86 Gazprom 47 22.3 Utilities Russia
97 100 Costco Wholesale 99 19.9 Retail and consumer goods U.S.
98 95 Valero Energy 49 19.7 Oil and gas U.S.
99 N.A. Petronas 95 17.6 Oil and gas Malaysia
100 99 Berkshire Hathaway 30 11.2 Financial U.S.
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