www.CSRleader.com and World Biz Magazine present the 2020 CSR Leader 100 Awards.
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis. At the same time we have experienced large-scale social unrest in the USA and Hong Kong. We have also had to contend with environmental disasters and the ever-pressing challenges waiting for solutions such as global warming, poverty and diversity. Companies around the globe have stepped up to show that they care about the communities in which they operate and the larger world.
Here are 100 exceptional companies selected as winners of the 2020 CSR Leader Awards.
100: Spry Therapeutics (USA) - Donated 10,000 of its virus-blocking medical pillows to hospitals across the US.
99: Tito's Vodka (USA) - Reacted to COVID by producing hand sanitizer and supplied to cities throughout Texas for free.
98: Loom (USA) - Video recording and sharing service made Loom Pro free for teachers and students across the USA.
97: Shine Distillery (USA) - Manufactured and gave away hand sanitizer local hospitals during an an acute local shortage.
96: OneDine (USA) - Provided a free Tap & Pay Touchless Payment system to restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis.
95: Pronovias Group (Spain) - Donated wedding dresses (of up $5,000 value each) to hospital-employed brides-to-be.
94: Acciona (Spain) - Manufactured masks and over 1 million hairnets for healthcare workers across Spain.
93: U-Haul (USA) - Povided 30 days of free self-storage to all college students impacted by schedule changes.
92: Zappos (USA) - Online shoe retailer launched an innovative support line to support people emotionally affected by COVID.
91: Logitech (USA) - Launched a program for k-12 teachers to receive free webcams and headsets for virtual teaching.
80: Chewy (USA) - Along with its partners Chewy donated $1.7 million in pet food to animal welfare organizations.
79: Solvay (Belgium) - One Planet program has raised the bar in response to climate change and resource scarcity.
78: Yandex (Russia) - Covered the costs of the first 10,000 tests for people at risk, as part of its $3.4 million COVID fund.
77: Carhartt (USA) - The maker of cozy hats and durable clothes redirected its factories to make gowns and masks.
76: Coursera (USA) - Launched Workforce Recovery Initiative, providing free courses to newly unemployed workers at no cost.
75: Giorgio Armani (Italy) - Donated $1.43 million to major hospitals in Rome and Milan, and to the Civil Protection Agency.
74: Fast Retailing (USA) - Owner of both Uniqlo and Theory brands, donated 10 million masks worldwide.
73: Kendra Scott (USA) - The brand donated 500,000 meals to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund.
72: Pharmavite (USA) - Makers of Nature Made donated $1 million to support food relief programs.
71: Apostrophe (USA) - Producing hand sanitizer and donating 100% of hand sanitizer sales to the WHO COVID-19 Fund.
70: Tom Bihn (USA) - Bag manufacturer; turned its US-based plant to face masks and donated to 100 essential businesses.
69: Razer (USA) - The company that makes laptops and mice, started making surgical masks and donated 1 million masks.
68: The Honest Company (USA) - Donated 3 million diapers, 30,000 packs of wipes, and 20,000 personal care products.
67: Pernod-Ricard (France) - Leading alcoholic beverages producer converted its distilleries for production of sanitiser.
66: Hugo Boss (Germany) - Luxury-clothing maker produced face masks and donated 20% of all U.S sales to the Red Cross.
65: Dyson (UK) - Partnered with The Technology Partnership to produce a ventilator called CoVent for donation to hospitals.
64: Little Caesars (USA) - Responded to COVID-19 by donating 1 million pizzas to hospitals, police and other key workers.
63: Keen (USA) - Donated 100,000 shoes to people who have been directly affected by COVID-19.
62: Kering (France) - Owner of brands like Gucci and Bottega Veneta, donated 2 million euros to help the fight against COVID.
61: Vistaprint (USA) - Donated $1 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Save Small Business Fund.
60: LVMH (France) - Parent company of Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy, manufactured hand sanitizer for hospitals.
59: Spanx (USA) - CEO Sara Blakely donated $5 million to fund 1,000 businesses owned by women.
58: Bacardi (USA) - Led the way in its industry on responding to COVID-19 through $3 million donation and producing sanitisers.
57: Kiehl's (USA) - Donated 500,000 meals to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund.
56: Allbirds (USA) - Donated 500,000 shoes to health workers across the USA through its "Better Together" program.
55: SSAB (Sweden) - Supporting local communities across Scandinavia during the COVID-19 crisis.
54: Fiat Chrysler (USA) - Pitched in to support production of respiratory care products and face masks.
53: Uber (USA) - Free meals and discounted rides for health care workers in the U.S. and similar initiatives globally.
52: Anglo American (South Africa) - Supplied water tanks and food to communities in Africa, Australia and the Americas.
51: Procter & Gamble (USA) - Responded by producing 45,000 litres of sanitiser per week for hospitals and relief agencies.
50: LEGO (Denmark) - Launched initiatives and donated US $50 million to support children around the world during COVID-19.
49: Ford Motor Company (USA) - Provided manufacturing and engineering expertise to build respirators and ventilators.
48: Koç Holding (Turkey) - Parent company, of Arçelik, mass produced life-saving mechanical ventilators for hospitals.
47: GM (USA) - Provided support for the production of respiratory care products and face masks.
46: Reliance Industries (India) - Set up one of the first COVID-19 health centers in India amongst many other initiatives.
45: KFC (USA) - Through its "Back-to-School Buckets" initiative KFC delivered one million pieces of chicken to teachers.
44: Mahindra (India) - Manufactured free ventilators, created temporary care facilities, and launched COVID-19 fund.
43: Agility (Kuwait) – Leading logistics company designed interactive maps to assist global critical supply chains.
42: Carlsberg (Denmark) - Donated £11m to scientific research on COVID-19.
41: Citizens Bank (USA) - Dedicating $5 million to aid small businesses and communities affected by COVID 19.
40: Stanley Black & Decker (USA) - Donated 3 million face masks and $4 million to support nonprofit organizations.
39: MGA Entertainment (USA) - Launched Operation Pac-Man to raise money and committing $5 million.
38: UGG (USA) - Launched the Better Together initiative to donate funds and products equalling $1 million to relief efforts.
37: L’Oréal (France) - Donated surgical and N95 respirator masks to hospitals across the globe.
36: Clif Bar (USA) - Donated three million Cliff bars to health care workers across the USA.
35: Subaru (Japan) - Partnered with Feeding America to help provide 50 million meals nationwide, and global initiatives.
34: MAC Cosmetics (Canada) - Donated $10 million towards 250 organizations all over the world that are fighting COVID-19.
33: Airbnb (USA) - Hosts provided housing for 100,000 health care workers, first responders, and relief workers globally.
32: Airbus (Netherlands) - Employed its fleet of aircraft to support governments fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
31: Ineos (UK) - Built 2 sanitiser factories in 10 days to produce 1 million bottles per-month for free supply to hospitals.
30: BlackRock (USA) - The global investment management firm committed $50 million of funding to worldwide relief efforts.
29: Hilton (USA) - CEO donated 2020 salary, other leaders donated 50% to front-line employees, and other global actions.
28: Intel (USA) - Donated $40 million as part of pandemic response. Also allocated $10 million for an innovation fund.
27: Inditex (Spain) - The parent company of Zara, produced and shipped surgical masks to hospitals in Spain and globally.
26: Ralph Lauren (USA) - Donated $10 million to charitable organizations, including the World Health Organization.
25: Marriott (USA) - Provided $10 million worth of hotel stays for healthcare professionals, amongst other initiatives.
24: Lowe’s (USA) - Donated $25 million to support local communities, including $10 million to medical professionals.
23: Under Armour (USA) - Donated $2 million and 500,000 masks, thousands of gowns and 1,000 face shields.
22: AB InBev (Belgium/ Brazil) - Donated 1 million bottles of hand sanitizer and disinfectant to hospitals and health workers.
21: Hewlett Packard (USA) - Donated $50-million worth of secure connectivity kits to healthcare facilities worldwide.
20: AstraZeneca (UK/ Sweden) - Donated 9 million face masks to healthcare facilities across the globe.
19: State Farm (USA) - The USA’s largest auto insurer returned over $2 billion in COVID-credits to policy holders.
18: JD (China) - Donated supplies to countries including the UK, Uzbekistan and Chile, Mongolia, Switzerland and China.
17: Johnson & Johnson (USA) - A commitment of $250 million to healthcare workers and an additional $50 million donation.
16: Volkswagen (Germany) - Donated €40 million of medical equipment, and €1 million for refugees threatened by COVID 19.
15: Unilever (UK/Netherlands) - Donated free sanitizer, soap, bleach and food worth €100 million to most affected by COVID.
14: PepsiCo (USA) - Directing a $45 million COVID-19 response initiative to communities hardest hit by the pandemic.
13: Standard Chartered (UK) - Launched a $50 million global fund to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
12: Goldman Sachs (USA) - Created a $25 million COVID-19 relief fund and $275 million set aside to help small businesses.
11: Wipro (India) - Leading IT company has donated $147.4 million to local organisations fighting the COVID-19 crisis.
10: Salesforce Cloud (USA) - Software giant provided small business grants of $10,000 per company to U.S. businesses.
9: American Express (USA) - Matched all donations by their U.S. Card Members to Feeding America, and other innitiatives.
8: Apple (USA) - Donated over 10 million masks in the United States, and millions more globally amongst other initiatives.
7: Tata Group (India) - Donated more than US $200 million to protect and empower affected communities globally.
6: Alibaba (China) - Donated 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks, and 60,000 protective suits and face shields to hospitals.
5: Facebook (USA) - Launched a $100 million grant program for 30,000 small businesses in 30 countries around the world.
4: Wells Fargo (USA) - Donated $175 million to support public
health aid efforts, housing security and food shortages.
3: Cisco (USA) - Committed $225 million in cash and in-kind to support both the global and local response to COVID-19.
2: Bank of America (USA) - Donated $100 million to relief efforts and $250 million in capital to community development.
1: Google (USA) - Pledged a total of $800 million to support small-and medium-sized businesses across the globe.