June 16, 2020
The Recognition and Responsibility of 100 Best
Creating new possibilities for a better world drives us, and the world has noticed. 3BL Media has named our company to its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies. This marks the seventh time our company has made the list.
“Our world is facing some of the most complex environmental and social challenges of our time,” said Marcia Avedon, executive vice president and chief human resources, marketing and communications officer of Trane Technologies. “As a global climate innovator and advocate for equality and justice, we know we must take action and help solve for urgent issues like climate change, food insecurity, economic mobility, and disparity and bias in our communities. Being named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list reaffirms our purpose to boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.”
“Achieving the transformational targets in the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals in this decade means we need all companies to embed ESG issues into their business,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media. “The best corporate citizens of 2020 are leaders, demonstrating how transparency, ambitious goals, robust strategies and accounting for all stakeholders builds business and social value.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 141 ESG transparency and performance factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance. Using a methodology developed by 3BL Media, all Russell 1000 Index companies are researched by ISS ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. Corporate data and information is obtained from publicly available sources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions.
“Radical change starts with the courage to act,” said Paul Camuti, executive president and chief technology and strategy officer of Trane Technologies. “For us, that means keeping sustainability central to our business strategy so we can continue making a positive impact in society. But we also know we can’t do it alone. We are committed to innovating, pursuing deeper dialogue and collaborating with partners who will join our vision in doing the right things to foster a planet that is healthy and a society that is inclusive, respectful and driven to provide opportunity for all.”
“Radical change starts with the courage to act.”