Cisco, Intel and Adobe have been named the best technology corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine. The rankings are part of the magazine’s look at the 10 best corporate citizens in 11 industries.
In the field of hardware technology, Intel and Cisco tied for the number one spot. Intel was lauded for its philanthropy and employee relations based on its sabbatical and flex time programs. Cisco was given high marks for restricting directors to only serving on four corporate boards and requiring all directors to attend at least 75 percent of board meetings.
The companies are followed in the rankings by Corning, Sun Microsystems, Fairchild Semiconductor International, Agilent Technologies, National Semiconductor, SPX, International Business Machines, SanDisk and Motorola.
On the software side, Adobe took top honors, with Oracle coming in second. Adobe earned points for its employee benefits, including adoption assistance, elder-care programs and sabbaticals. Oracle earned the highest score for climate change and took the second-highest score for environment issues.
The other software companies ranked are Akamai Technologies, Activision, CheckFree, FactSet Research Systems, Autodesk, Intuit, Microsoft, Citrix Systems and Fiserv.