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Corporate Responsibility Magazine‘s 100 Best Corporate Citizens: Top 10 (SLIDESHOW)

05/02/2012 09:12 am ET | Updated May 02, 2012

Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked the top 100 companies that are focused on more than just the bottom line.

The list, in its 13th year, ranks the Russell 1000 index of large-capitalization companies on the following factors: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy.

One of the main objectives of the study is to promote corporate responsibility and bolster the impact businesses have in society, according to Dirk Olin, Editor-in-Chief of CR Magazine.

“The shrinking differential between number one and number one hundred is exciting,” , Olin said in a release. “What’s doubly exciting is that this new standard of disclosure has achieved acceptance not because some regulator imposed it but because the business case for it has become manifest.”

Consistently on the Corporate Citizens list is Intel, which sends its employees to help teach technology in developing countries and ensures its supply chain is conflict-free by implementing tracking and tracing programs in places such as the Congo.

Microsoft is also a cornerstone of the Corporate Citizens list, donating $844 million in software to 46,886 nonprofits in 2011. The tech corporation also created and used cloud solutions to help relief organizations, governments, businesses, and the public during natural disasters.

CHECK OUT THE TOP 10 COMPANIES THAT MADE THE LIST IN THE SLIDESHOW BELOW:

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