We did it again! Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish its second annual ranking of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2021, ranking Trinseo #3 in the Materials industry and #53 overall out of 400. This is a huge jump from last year where we were ranked #5 for the Materials industry and #80 overall.
“This ranking marks another great recognition - moving up from rank 80 to 53 in one year - for our sustainability efforts, including setting our long-term sustainability goals,” says Sustainability & Industry Affairs Leader, Walter van het Hof. “I am extremely proud of all my Trinseo-colleagues who are very engaged in this. Especially in a challenging year, this is a great way to close 2020 on a positive note.”
The analysis was carried out in a 4-phase process. Starting with a pool of over 2,000 companies that were screened by different criteria. All the companies that passed the pre-screening (carried out in June and July 2020) have been analyzed in detail. The detailed analysis consisted of an independent survey among more than 7,500 U.S. residents and research based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from Corporate Annual Reports, CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports and Corporate Citizenship Reports.
The detailed analysis covered three areas of Corporate Social Responsibility:
For each company, a score was calculated based on the performance in the survey as well as the analysis of KPIs. The 400 companies with the highest scores have been awarded. The final list recognizes the top 400 most responsible companies in the United States, spanning 14 industries: Automotive & Components, Capital Goods, Consumer Goods, Energy & Utilities, Entertainment, Leisure & Dining, Financial, Health Care & Life Sciences, Materials, Professional Services, Real Estate & Housing, Retail, Software & Telecommunications, Technology Hardware and Travel, Transport & Logistics.
The full methodology is available here.